"I hope that he can perform in the next games," said Rijkaard. "He played well against Mallorca and he left a very good impression on us. Every day he is better.

"He is a very important player for us. His place within the team? When a team works well, all players can play to their capacity, showing hard work and leadership.

"Henry is selected to make the difference in games - as long as he is 100 per cent."