'Hardest group in history' - Villarreal's Diego Lopez reacts to Champions League draw

And his comments are no surprise in a group which includes the likes of Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Napoli, but confidence is high nevertheless
Villarreal goalkeeper Diego Lopez has said his side are in the "hardest group in the history of the Champions League".

The Spanish side were drawn in Group A which includes German giants Bayern Munich, Premier League aces Manchester City, and Napoli in what has been described as a group of death.

And despite the daunting tasks that lie ahead, Lopez appears confident.

"It is the hardest group in the history of the Champions League because three teams of the strongest leagues in Europe are in it. Manchester City are the rivals no-one wanted from pot three, but we got them," Lopez told the club's official website.

"However, we all know it is a strong group, we have nothing more or less compared to the others. Last year we showed we can win against teams like Napoli [in the Europa League].

"All we wanted was to be in the Champions League and to play against the best teams, and this is what we have."

And having discovered who they play in Europe, the Spanish side's domestic season will get underway on Monday against Barcelona after La Liga's strike action was called off.