The 35-year-old also admitted that while he won't rush back into the ring, he knows he does not have too much time left.
"I am in my prime and ready for anybody," Froch said after the fight. "I have not won every single fight, but I don't get outclassed.
"I lose close points decisions and I can put that right against Kessler and Ward, I know I can.
"I'm at the stage of my career where I have not got time to waste. I'm not going to do anything stupid by jumping in too early but I think I can be ready to fight again in February or March."
As well as Ward and Kessler, a potential rematch with Lucien Bute, whom Froch stopped in five rounds earlier this year, is on the cards.
The Nottingham boxer also faces the possibility of fighting mandatory challenger Adonis Stevenson.