Georginio Wijnaldum has opened up on his move to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) following his arrival in Paris.
Wijnaldum joined the French club on a three-year deal.
The Dutch midfielder was officially unveiled by PSG on Thursday, July 22.
Speaking with PSG TV, he discussed the new challenge in his career and the ambitions that are driving him forward.
“I am feeling great, I have joined a great club, which has excellent players in its squad. Paris is a beautiful city, with incredible supporters, I know that because I have already played against Paris in the Parc des Princes. It’s a huge day for me and my family, because it’s the beginning of a new adventure,” said Wijnaldum.
When asked what was his motivation to join PSG, he then responded by saying that: “I was at the end of my contract, several clubs contacted me. When Paris reached out to me, everything went very well, and I quickly felt the desire to join Paris Saint-Germain”.
“Mauricio Pochettino had already contacted me in the past, to try to sign me for Tottenham, so I had already talked a lot with him. The whole club made me feel that they really wanted me, that played a big part in my decision.
“The other thing is that when I was at Liverpool, we used to play with a real focus on attack, so playing to attack is a philosophy that suits me, and Paris Saint-Germain is a team that plays like that. It’s a type of football that I love and that sits well with me.”
The 30-year-old stated that winning titles is of paramount importance and he wants to help his new club to achieve exactly that.
“Winning titles is very important, it’s what we all want to achieve as a footballer. And Paris want to win, it’s a club that has progressed a lot over the years, who has played in a Champions League final and also made the final four last year. I think the project is a great one, and we are building a team to meet these objectives,” he added.
In his closing remarks, the former Liverpool man divulged that: “I can’t wait to experience the Parc des Princes as a Paris Saint-Germain player. When I played here in the Champions League with Liverpool, I was very impressed. I remember the fans never give up and support their team for the whole 90 minutes. Paris won the match 2-1, and the fans played a huge role in the match.”
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