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Georginio Wijnaldum Quotes, a complete collection

"There was a moment that I didn’t feel appreciated and loved" Said Georginio Wijnaldum about the reason for his departure from Liverpool. In this article today, we are going through the Georginio Wijnaldum quotes on playing football, the coaches he has worked with and the clubs he has played for.

Georginio Wijnaldum

, the Dutch midfielder of

Paris Saint-Germain

, had played for Feyenoord, PSV,

Newcastle United

and Liverpool before joining PSG. He has won 2 KNVB Cup titles with Feyenoord and PSV, 1 Eredivisie and 1 Johan Cruyff Shield with PSV and 1 Premier League, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 Super Cup and 1 FIFA Club World Cup title with Liverpool.

Wijnaldum was born and raised in Rotterdam, Netherland. When he was 6 years old, his parents, who are of Surinamese descent, divorced and his mother moved to Amsterdam. However, little Georginio decided to stay in Rotterdam and went on to live with his grandmother.

At first, Wijnaldum’s ambition was to become a gymnast or acrobat and he didn’t use to play football or watch it on TV. One day, his cousin asked him to come to Sparta Rotterdam’s opening day with him. Then he was invited to the youth academy of this club and he found an interest and talent in football. 

After playing for Sparta Rotterdam for 7 years, this Dutch midfielder moved to Feyenoord in 2004. After 3 years, he made his debut for the first team on 8 April 2007, becoming the youngest player ever to play in Feyenoord’s first team and thus his professional career started.

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On playing football    

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Georginio Wijnaldum quotes

with his words about his way of playing and thinking about football.

Every game is a new game, and anything can happen.

This is the first quote of the Georginio Wijnaldum quotes on football that indicates the unpredictability of this game, which makes football stand out in comparison to other sports.

Normally, I am a player who can play in different positions, but never in defense.

As a football player, you must have a big ego to respect yourself. So if you are a good player, you must say that you are good. You need to have confidence.

The following quotes among the best Georginio Wijnaldum quotes show his confidence in his ability to play in the middle of the pitch, despite a lot of managers telling him to play as a winger.

I have to be honest. In my career, I’ve really had to fight to come in the middle again. A lot of managers told me, ‘You are way more comfortable as a winger than as a midfielder’, but Ialways kept my trust and confidence in what I knew about my qualities.

There were loads of managers who said, ‘You have to concentrate on being a winger because you have more potential there.’ But I was like, ‘You can say what you want, but I’m a midfielder, and I know what’s the best for me.’

Let’s keep on the Georginio Wijnaldum quotes on football.

When you lose games, you analyze them more than when you win.

You always have to put pressure on an opponent.

It’s always a blow for a team if important players get injured or suspended.

As a player, I have this feeling - and I think every player thinks this - that I am responsible for how my teammates feel. I just want to do my best and give 100 percent and if I do that, they will feel better and think, ‘I will give 100%.’

I think I’ve shown I have the defensive discipline to play deep as the No.6 and start the build-ups with my passing. I can also play higher up the pitch and make a difference in the opposition area. Being able to do both has helped me to play so many games.

The following quote among

Georginio Wijnaldum greatest quotes

shows the important role of the fans in the home matches, which is their support that makes you feel responsible to give everything on the pitch.

When you play at home, you want the fans behind you, and you must give them something back.

let’s continue with the rest of the Georginio Wijnaldum quotes.

I can play in different positions, and if I can do what I’m good at, score goals, show how good I can play football, then it’s OK with me.

It is the fault of the whole team if you don’t deliver.

If you look at the different games between the bigger and smaller teams, the difference in concentration, and being passive is big; that is my opinion.

The most important thing is to enjoy football because you don’t know how long your career is going to last, but it is difficult when things don’t go well.

Some days, you don’t score, but then you have to make sure you don’t concede.

You can lose games, but when you look back on the games you lose, you must be, ‘Okay, we lost, but we did everything to win it.’

The more you are together as a team, the better you become.

No team can play really well in 50 games. During the season, you will not play that well all the time.

On football coaches

In this part, we are going over the

greatest Georginio Wijnaldum quotes

on football coaches. Stay with us!

On Rafa Benitez

I only worked with

Rafa Benitez

for a short time, but he’s a great manager, and he showed it from the first moment he came. He worked with the players and made us a better team. He’s a good person, always trying to help players out.

On Van Gaal and Hiddink

I was sad when

Van Gaal

left the national team, but I was also sad when



One of the most interesting Georginio Wijnaldum quotes is that he compares Van Gaal and Hiddink.

Van Gaal is a teacher, pays attention to everything you do, but Hiddink is more linked to the players. He gives more freedom than Van Gaal, but I worked with both of them pretty well.

On Jürgen Klopp

He gave me a lot of confidence because he said he liked my way of playing football. He said I was a person he really wanted to have in his squad. Something like that is always good to hear. It made me happy, especially as it came from such a great trainer like

Jürgen Klopp

. He showed how good he is at


with all the success he had.

From the moment I first spoke with him, I knew that I wanted to join Liverpool. I fell for Klopp - hook, line, and sinker.

Before joining Liverpool

Now it’s time to have a look at the Georginio Wijnaldum greatest quotes before joining the Reds.

I wanted to be a gymnast when I was young - I used to do backflips and all those things in the street and at home - but my grandma said it was dangerous and made me stop.

At seven, I played center-back. When you’re so young, though, it’s more to enjoy the training and to get a feel for the game. It’s not heavy on the tactics of a position. We were playing on a half-pitch, seven against seven or eight against eight, so they say you’re a center-back, but it’s not like the real definition.

At Under-11/12, I was playing as a right-back. The manager then was Cyril Helstone, and he said to me, ‘No, you’re not a defender. You should be in midfield.’ That was the big change in my career because from that moment until I made my debut in the first team at Feyenoord, that was the position I played.

Here are some

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that he stated when he was playing for the Eredivisie clubs.

I want to move to one of Europe’s best clubs if I leave Rotterdam, just like Robin van Persie and Kuyt did before.

For Feyenoord the biggest game is Ajax, but if Sparta are going to play for the title, then that will be the biggest game. It depends on how both teams are doing.

I don’t want to leave Feyenoord before having made an impact at the club.

I am happy at


, but I am a player with a lot of ambition.

With my quality, I feel I can bring a lot to a team that I will join. I want to show it in the big leagues: England, Italy, Spain, Germany, and France.

I want to play in a stronger league than the Eredivisie.

Now it’s time to have a look at the Georginio Wijnaldum quotes on New Castle.

At Newcastle, I was playing in the No.10 position but also in midfield as a left-winger.

I was only one year at Newcastle, but that time there meant a lot to me. I met some great people who helped me to play good games in the Premier League, and it was because of them I got the move to Liverpool.

Before I signed for Liverpool, I was playing for Newcastle as a No.10 - basically, I was always attacking. I didn’t have to do much defensive work; I didn’t play as the No.6 or the No.8.

On Liverpool

In this part of the article, we are going over the Georginio Wijnaldum quotes on Liverpool, where he spent 5 years of his career.

I think Anfield is a fortress.

You want to be able to look back and feel you were part of Liverpool’s great history - win something here, and they will always remember you.

I want to be remembered as a Liverpool player who was part of something special.

The Georginio Wijnaldum quotes show his love and honor for being a part of Liverpool’s history.

Liverpool is a great club.

We play for Liverpool. It is always our intention to win. All the players here want to compete at the top and win. The manager does not have to say to us, ‘We want to win a trophy.’

I like Liverpool. I like the club, and I like the fans. The people appreciate me. That’s the most important thing.

At a club like Liverpool, you have to win everything possible, and you have to play for both - the Premier League and the Champions League.

Let’s keep on with the Georginio Wijnaldum quotes on Premier League.

In the Premier League, almost everyone is difficult to beat; it depends on how you begin a game and how you play in the game.

You have better players and teams in England, and for me, it is better to play in a better league against better players.

These Georginio Wijnaldum quotes are about Champions League games.

What I loved the most about the Champions League, was the games at home.

Everyone in the Champions League has quality.

Anfield comes alive on big European nights.

Let’s keep on reading the Georginio Wijnaldum quotes on Liverpool.

I think, a lot of teams, when they come to Anfield and they play a draw, they think it is a good result.

Liverpool will always buy good players, even if they already have good players. That’s normal. I think it has to be normal for a club like Liverpool because that means you’re a big club.

On his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain

Wijnaldum joined PSG in the 2021-22 summer transfers. Here he explains the reason for his departure from Liverpool.

There was a moment that I didn’t feel appreciated and loved and I have to say also there was social media.

On social media, if we lost I was the one who got the blame. There would be moments when I was like ‘Wow! If they only knew what I was doing to stay fit and play every game’.

Wijnaldum was negotiating with PSG and


. Here are his words about how he chose Paris Saint-Germain.

It was a difficult choice.

I actually negotiated with Barcelona for 4 weeks and we didn’t get it.

PSG was more decisive and the project they have there really appealed to me.

I admit I’m going to make more money in Paris, but my choice has nothing to do with the money.

I have to say that I also thought I would go to Barca, the only club I’d been interested in for a long time.

Finally, this is Georginio’s quote on PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino, which shows his interest in his work.



is a terrific manager if you look at the way his teams play.

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