Steve McClaren does NOT know Georginio Wijnaldum’s best position – yet

Moussa Sissoko and Georginio Wijnaldum
Moussa Sissoko and Georginio Wijnaldum

Steve McClaren has admitted he still doesn’t Georginio Wijnaldum’s best position.

Wijnaldum scored four goals in Sunday’s 6-2 Premier League win over Norwich City.

Head coach McClaren started Wijnaldum – whose favoured position is the No 10 role – on the left-hand side of his midfield.

However, McClaren feels Wijanldum – who combined well with Moussa Sissoko on the other flank – could play in any position given his footballing intelligence.

“We don’t quite know what he is,” McClaren told BBC Radio Newcastle.

“That’s the beauty of Gini – you can play him anywhere. He’s got the intelligence to do that.

“We’ve tried him in various situations, but we’re just hanging him on that left-hand side and giving a little bit more freedom.”

“He showed his qualities, his tempo, his finishing.”