The midfielder would relish the chance to feature again in the competition with Tottenham.
"I played in both legs of the quarter-final [against Arsenal] and in the semis at Monaco - I set up the goal for Hernan Crespo and then I didn't play in the return leg," he told the London Evening Standard.
"I left Chelsea and went to Newcastle and at that time there were some big signings coming in and we thought we had a chance of getting into the Champions League.
"Things didn't work out and I went to West Ham. It has been a long wait but hopefully, fingers crossed if we can maintain our form, the opportunity will rise for me again."