Dutch internationals Siem de Jong and Gini Wijnaldum have both been interviewed about life at Newcastle.
Netherlands media organisation NOS interviewed the pair and asked them about their current contrasting fortunes at the club.
Gini Wijnaldum is top scorer and has been United’s best player, whilst Siem de Jong is yet to make a start under Steve McClaren.
Wijnaldum saying he is loving it on the big stage, whilst de Jong admits that moving back to Holland is in his thoughts but is still desperate to succeed at Newcastle.
NOS speaking to Gini Wijnaldum:
“I especially enjoy working on a big stage to show how good I can play football.
“It is my type of game here. You need to be constantly moving, making a lot of metres. I can do that.
Asked if should have delayed move as could have played Champions League football with PSV:
“I make decisions on feelings and my feeling said. Gini, you must now take the next step because the level is much higher in the (Premier) league where I also learn again and that… fits my growth. “
NOS speaking to Siem de Jong:
Do you want to leave Newcastle?
“It’s a difficult situation. For me it is important to play matches. I will discuss in the coming period with the club which is best. If they think I am not going to play, I will have to look elsewhere, that will be a very difficult story.”
Asked about his brother Luuk’s failed attempts at playing abroad in Germany and at Newcastle, before moving back to Holland and success with PSV.
“It’s not the ideal example of a move abroad but it is an example of an ideal step back, to then take a step forward again. I’ve thought about it.”
“Who knows, I could play in the Netherlands. It’s not as though I didn’t enjoy my time in the Netherlands.”