Wijnaldum wants to see positive performance in Rome


Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has urged his team-mates to be positive in Rome next week.

The Dutchman will be part of the squad which travels to Italy to take on Roma in the second leg of the Champions League final tie.

He came off the bench to help the team to a 5-2 victory over the Serie A outfit – but is wary of avoiding a similar fate to that which Barcelona suffered in the quarter finals.

“Of course the last ten minutes we didn’t do well but if someone had said before the game: ‘Would you be happy with a 5-2?’, everyone would have been happy with the result.” he is quoted by The Independent.

“We know we still have ninety minutes to go so we have to remain concentrated. We have to be happy we scored five goals.

“We know we can score goals but we have to do it there and we must try not to concede because that will give them more confidence.

“I think those two goals have given them much more encouragement because in their last result against Barcelona was 4-1 and they scored three goals at home so that will give them confidence.

“We also know what happened there so we have to be aware that it doesn’t happen to us.

“The first fifteen to twenty minutes were a little bit difficult and they had the possibility to score with a shot from the edge of the area but after that I think we dominated the game and in the second half we dominated until the last ten minutes.

“It just happens in a game. We were just trying to play our own game and even if it didn’t go well we were still trying to do it because we know we can create chances with it.

“At the end Mo scored the first one, the second one, it’s a pleasure.” he finished.

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