“Yeah, because it's a team from Holland; also I know a lot of players who play there, I play with a few players at the national team. It's a good one to play against them," Wijnaldum told the club's website.
He added: “They deserve the respect with the kind of football they play – I talk about all three teams in the pool. They deserve our respect and we will show them that we have respect by giving 100 per cent and doing our best to win the games.
“That's absolutely what they deserve, as I just said, for what they showed in the couple of years before and even in the last couple of months."