Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman discusses Wijnaldum’s return to form

Andy Mattioli

Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman shared his thoughts on Gini Wijnaldum’s first national team call-up following the leg injury that sidelined him for over four months.

In an interview with Voetbal International, Koeman reaffirmed his stance on Wijnaldum’s importance to the national squad.

“He has become a guarantee for us, because he began to play several 90-minute games in a row. We spoke on the phone and I told him that if he resumed playing with continuity he would be back in the squad.”

“Now he is fit and important for the group, I’m happy he’s back,” Koeman stated.