Gini Wijnaldum discusses returning to de Kuip in Feyenoord defeat

Andy Mattioli

Roma midfielder Gini Wijnaldum discussed the Giallorossi’s defeat at the hands of his former side earlier tonight.

In his post-match interview with ESPN expressed his delight with the home crowd’s reaction to his entrance.

“It’s a pity that I didn’t start today. I’m happy to have come on early in the second half and was delighted by the respect I was shown from Feyenoord fans. Their reaction had been different twelve years ago when I returned to Rotterdam for the first time.”

“Today went well from this point of view, but I would have preferred to win the match. It would have made the return leg easier for us. Even though I was playing against Feyenoord, I just wanted to win the match and unfortunately that didn’t happen.”

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