The Aquile were drawn in Group F with Zenit St Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund, and Club Brugge, and the 60-year-old is confident that they can be competitive under Coach Simone Inzaghi.
“For me, the Champions League is a good thought,” Rossi told TuttoMercatoWeb.
“That squad that I achieved that objective with was a group that was not programmed to reach that objective.
“This squad has made that jump in quality, this is a Champions League squad programmed for it and they have the desire.
“I think they have found a group where they can make a good impression.”