Gini Wijnaldum doesn't have support of South American players at PSG 1 year ago

Gini Wijnaldum doesn't have support of South American players at PSG

Several South American stars at PSG have been unsupportive towards the Dutchman due to Leandro Paredes playing in the same position

All doesn't seem well at Paris Saint-Germain, particularly for Georginio Wijnaldum, who has struggled to adapt since his summer move from Liverpool.

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The Dutchman has rarely featured, completing 90 minutes just twice this season and according to L’Equipe has faced a lack of support from several of the South American stars at the club.

According to the French news outlet, it is reported that Wijnaldum 'hasn't got the support of South American players' as they would prefer fellow South American Leandro Paredes, who plays in the same position as the midfielder, to be the first choice.

Earlier this year, Wijnaldum admitted that it had been a tough start to life at PSG, saying: "I can’t say I’m completely happy because the situation is not what I wanted.

"I’m a fighter. I have to stay positive and work hard to turn it around.

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"I have played a lot in recent years, was always fit and also did very well. This is something different and that takes getting used to.

"I was really looking forward to the new step and then this happens. It is very difficult."

Less professionalism, more the sort of fight you would hear on a primary school playground as to who is allowed to play in the big lunchtime football match.

Meanwhile, on a more serious note, Nicolas Anelka has slammed Messi for his slow start to life at PSG and feels that he should face the same scrutiny as teammate Neymar does.

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Messi has yet to hit the ground running at Paris, scoring just twice in the Champions League and failing to find the net in Ligue 1 this season.

And Anelka, who had two spells at the Parc de Princes believes that Messi isn't setting the world alight at the moment and that he should be scrutinised like teammate Neymar.

Speaking on RMC he said: "Today we demand from Neymar, but we can do the same with Messi. Since the beginning of the season it is not extraordinary either.

"There is a player who has six Ballon d'Ors and finally is not so extraordinary."

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