Georginio Wijnaldum makes honest admission about Liverpool FC winning Champions League
The Liverpool FC star admits winning the Champions League won't make up for the Netherlands' World Cup absence
Georginio Wijnaldum has admitted that winning the Champions League with Liverpool FC won’t make up for the disappointing of the Netherlands’ World Cup absence this summer.
The Reds star could line up against Real Madrid in his first Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday evening having played a key role against Serie A giants AS Roma.
Wijnaldum proved a vital member of Jurgen Klopp’s squad in their run to the European Cup showpiece, particularly following Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s season-ending knee injury.
The Dutch star helped Liverpool FC to edge to a 7-6 aggregate win against AS Roma in the last four, scoring his first away goal for the Reds in a 4-1 loss in the Italian capital.
While the Champions League final is at the forefront of Wijnaldum’s thoughts, the Dutch star won’t feature in the World Cup this summer after the Netherlands failed to qualify for Russia 2018.
And Wijnaldum conceded that even winning the Champions League wouldn’t compensate for their World Cup failure.
“Oh no, I don’t think it will make up for that,” Wijnaldum told ESPN. “Of course you will be happy if we win, but it will not change the feeling when the World Cup starts.
“The Champions League is the biggest trophy you can win with a club, but the World Cup is the biggest tournament you can play as a country, so it will not take the feeling away.”
Wijnaldum scored one goal and made two assists in 33 appearances in the Premier League this season.
The 27-year-old has also netted one goal and crated two assists in 11 games in the Champions League.