Gini Wijnaldum: I’m not happy with draw against Sunderland

Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring
Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring

Newcastle United midfielder Gini Wijnaldum insists he’s not happy despite seeing his side fight back to earn a point in the Tyne-Wrar derby.

Wijnaldum produced a moment of brilliance to create the equaliser for Aleksandar Mitrovic as the home side gained a 1-1 draw against Sunderland.

Mitrovic’s 83rd-minute header from Wijnaldum’s cross cancelled out Jermain Defoe’s opener for Sunderland on the stroke of half-time.

The result leaves Newcastle and Sunderland both still in the bottom three of the Premier League table, with the Magpies a point adrift of their rivals.

Wijnaldum told Sky Sports: “We came back but I’m still not happy as we wanted to win and we didn’t.

“If you look at the whole game, we had to win but it’s a draw and we go on.

“The goal was really important. It’s good that we came back but I’m disappointed because we wanted to win this game and I feel we had great chances.”