Georginio Wijnaldum warms up the engines. The Roma midfielder is ready to return to the field to help Josè Mourinho’s team qualify for the Champions League.

Rome: Geoginio Wijnaldum Ready to Play

Among the few positive notes of yesterday’s evening for Roma in the Coppa Italia there is certainly the return to the squad of Geoginio Wijnaldum. The tibia fracture, remedied in August, seems to have been definitively disposed of by the former Liverpool and PSG-owned midfielder. The Dutchman now has to find the conditions to win a starting position in the team.

According to what was reported by Il Tempo, after the crash against Cremonese, today the Capitoline team is planning a training session to prepare for Saturday’s match against Empoli in the league. The only one absent due to injury will be Spinazzola, as well as Zaniolo and Karsdorp, who however could soon return to the team after failing to sell in the winter transfer market. Also available are new signings Llorente and Wijnaldum.

The Date of The First Wijnaldum Race

Wijnaldum continues his gradual return and against Empoli could play a first remnant of the match. For Mourinho, the goal is to field Wijnaldum as a starter starting from the first leg in the Europa League against Salzburg. An important return that will allow Josè Mourinho to rotate and manage the double commitment. The former PSG, asked back in January by the French, remained in Italy to broaden the range of choices available to the Portuguese coach.

How Rome Changes With Wijnaldum

With the return of Wijnaldum, Roma will have a choice in the middle of the field. Without Zaniolo, in fact, Pellegrini was advanced by Mou on the field close to Dybala and Abraham.

At the disposal of the coach, for the two roles of halfbacks, only Matic and Cristante remained on the team, in addition to the young Tahirovic. The Dutchman’s return will allow Roma to have one more option on the midfield line while waiting for the Zaniolo case to be resolved.

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