No English club can play another in the next round of the competition.
He said: "With five [English] teams to go through to the next round means the level of this league is very high".
Jose Mourinho's Manchester United were barely anxious by Basel, CSKA Moscow and a poor Benfica team that lost all six of their games.
Scottish champions Celtic will also be in the Europa League draw after finishing third ahead of Anderlecht on head-to-head record but they were both well behind eventually qualifiers Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. That means Chelsea can not draw Roma, Manchester United can not be drawn to play against Basel and Tottenham will not be up against their Group H opponents Real Madrid.
Conte suggests that could again be a factor. You have to play a lot of games. I think a failure is when you have an objective and you don't reach it, and we knew this could happen, so it is not a failure for us.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has revealed who he wants his former side to draw in the next round of the UEFA Champions League. When you play this type of big game, the little details are important and shape the final result.
Certainly there is no sign of over-confidence from the foreign managers of the English teams with Mourinho saying United are not "candidates" to win the title in Kiev in May, while Guardiola believes the favourites are familiar names.