The club was grouped with reigning champions Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen when the draw for the group stage was made yesterday.
The manager told the team's website: "I think all are difficult groups, maybe some have more history in the Champions League than others, but all are difficult.
"We have a tough group, but I think we have a chance to go through to the round of 16 if we play well.
"It's one of our targets to qualify for the next round and I hope we can go further in the tournament this year."
City are in the competition for the third consecutive season, but are yet to get past the group stage.