“He scored incredible goals, Barcelona, Cardiff, Middlesbrough, so many top, top class performances. And now, it looks like the time is over.
“Everything will be fine, nobody can take away our memories from us, we will share them together. I told him that after the game, he sees it the same way.
“Goodbyes would not be tough if the time you had together was not worth it. It’s really tough because we had a great time together.”
Wijnaldum also gave an emotional interview, telling Sky Sports: “I’m fighting against my tears right now.