The Netherlands international midfielder started the Premier League game for Newcastle United against Sunderland at St. James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.
While discussing Rafael Benitez’s side’s performance against Sunderland, Nevin said on BBC 5 live Sport (15:29) on Sunday afternoon: “Newcastle didn't play brilliantly, but there was enough spirit to think they had a chance. They kept going for 90 minutes and they wore and wore Sunderland down without creating many chances.
"The one piece of quality was from Georginio Wijnaldum who had been anonymous for large parts of the game and well done to Aleksandar Mitrovic.
“He kept alive as he had no part in the game and was dominated by the defence, but he put himself in the right place and scored that goal."
Wijnaldum is one of the best and most talented players in the current Newcastle squad, but he did have a disappointing game against Sunderland.
Mitrovic is not having a great season, but the goal against Sunderland was brilliant and will have certainly increased his confidence.