"My time there was great. We won titles and we had a good team with the likes of Eduardo (da Silva) and Luka (Modric).
"I can imagine how successful the club would have been if we'd have all stayed there, but they still have a good side.
"It will be a tough game for us because they won their first group game and are full of confidence, especially being top of their domestic league as well.
"They're a good team who like to play football, but we're a Premier League team and we need to show that we can also play football and use the advantages we have in other areas."