But he admits Arsenal legend Thierry Henry was his idol.
"When I was younger I looked up to Thierry Henry," he said. "But Ronaldo is also a great player and it will be nice to play against Madrid.
"He is a quality player, world-class, has won things and is still progressing.
"It's a great draw. I watched the draw and everyone is looking forward to going out to the Bernabeu. But this is why I came here, to play with the best and be in a world-class team.
"I don't know if I'll play - I've just made my debut and all I can do now is concentrate on the next game, on training every day and give 100 per cent.
"I am just looking forward to playing any games, to be honest, whether it's my City debut in the Premier League or a Champions League game, all I can do is try to make an impact.
"People are calling it the Group of Death but all we can do is take each game as it comes."