He told the Daily Express: “There are players who have come into the club – Rafael van der Vaart and William Gallas – who have done well. Rafa has scored goals and William has been a massive signing as well.
“He’s a good leader, gets everyone going, has great experience and has played in World Cups and Champions League semi-finals.
“There are players at the club who have been there and done it. It will be a really interesting game.”