Brighton and Ajax have been drawn together in their Europa League group.
Veltman said: “I was hoping for it. So happy, lots of messages.
“I grew up there. Played 247 games for the club so it's a special one."
“Right now we have a break, then Manchester United away, let's focus on that."
Veltman added: “You can always dream about trophies, but you reach a certain level now where we are in the top ten.
“To stay rather than be there. I think that's a big aim for the season."