Roma Midfielder Discusses Feyenoord Games and Mourinho

Georginio Wijnaldum, who has strung together a series of encouraging performances, previewed Thursday’s clash with Feyenoord to local newspaper AD Sportwereld (via DAZN).

“Nobody at Roma was enthusiastic about the draw. They won the European Conference League final against them and are aware that the opponents want to exact revenge. In addition, there’s that story about 2015, when things didn’t go well downtown. This drew fresh attention, and the mayor didn’t want away fans. The two contests will be special. Any night game at De Kuip is. It has been sold out for weeks. Kevin Strootman told me that that hasn’t always been the case, but it’s routine this season.”

Wijnaldum further weighed in on the clashes and dished on his return from injury.

“What matters the most is how you approach these games. Feyenoord proved they can do it very well, but Roma are truly a team and won important bouts against strong opponents. José Mourinho came to me after the draw since I played for them, but I couldn’t give him any advice since I didn’t follow them too intensely. However, I could tell him what to expect at the stadium. He’s very capable in analyzing teams, so he’ll prepare it well even without my contribution.”

“I recover nicely after matches now, but I have to play a few more to be fully fit. It’s normal after a long injury. Sometimes I forget that I have just come back. I was in touch with Mourinho during the rehab. I have experienced him as a coach for a short period of time, but I can already praise him. He’s direct with the players but not as intense as Louis Van Gaal.”

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