"The Champions League is the greatest competition in elite football so I'm really looking forward to it," he told chelseafc.com. "I'm hoping we can emulate the Chelsea side from two seasons ago, but we'll see. I'm just happy to be involved in the tournament.
"I definitely think they [the English teams] have the quality and the players to be a serious threat in the Champions League.
"Last season Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich did very well, they are both great teams, but this time I hope it will be different. Premier League teams are always massive contenders to win the trophy."