Wijnaldum told the Daily Mail: "Every top team is probably happy Phil has left for another team in another country. Yeah, I think that's also luck.
"He wanted to go to his dream club. As players we were all happy for him because he was a good guy. But it's also sad because with Phil in the team, you are better.
"To be fair I think we still have to realise that he's gone. It's still strange. We can't think a lot about it because we can't control it."