Gini Wijnaldum Absolutely thunderous applause Rome After his appearance on the pitch at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday.
The Europa League champions host Shakhtar Donetsk in their final friendly before the start of Serie A next week – a peaceful tie in Ukraine.
Wijnaldum made his debut for the club, coming off the bench in a 5-0 draw with Lorenzo Pellegrini, Gianluca Mancini, Nicolo Zaniolo and Eduardo Bove both scored – plus an own goal from Yohem Konoplia.
Before the game, Mourinho’s team was introduced to the enthusiastic Roma fans one by one, and they made a lot of noise.
Love Gini getting so much love from Roma…PSG treated him badly…good luck to Gini…YNWA
— Johnny on the spot (@its_a_timon) August 7, 2022
Why England’s players can’t get such an entry
— Oliver Day (@OliverDay23) August 7, 2022
When Wijnaldum sang Kungs vs Cookin’s “This Girl” tune on 3 burners, the volume was cranked up to a really amazing level and fans burst out.
When Wijnaldum signed as Roma’s fifth summer signing, he was greeted by hundreds of fans at the airport.
He was similarly loved when the Argentine was on the pitch on Sunday, as were the likes of Tammy Abraham and Nicolo Zaniolo.
The official presentation was broadcast live on the club’s social media accounts. Nobody likes Rome.
Roma will play Salernitana away on Sunday 14 August before taking on newly-promoted Cremonese in their first home game of the season on 22 August.