Stan Collymore has suggested that we are capable of finishing fifth and winning the Europa League – it is a bold prediction, but I love it.
Collymore is often criticised for some odd opinions he has on football, and this latest tweet, in which he also talks about West Ham and Everton, is likely to receive some criticism.
Still, the truth is that we have the squad capable of achieving at least one of these objectives.
If you look at our starting XI and compare it to other teams in the Europa League, then you would have to feel that in many ways, we have an edge.
Our goalkeeper is a European Championship winner; we have a midfielder who has 120 caps for his country and a striker who has contributed to 46 goals this year.
This is forgetting to mention our rock-solid captain flying right-wing-back and the fastest player in world football.
All led by a superb manager who has masterminded promotion from the Championship, achieved a seventh-place finish and reached the semi-final of the FA Cup.
Collymore has made some wild predictions in the past, but I love the fact he thinks we can win the Europa League, and though we need to just take it one game at a time, we do have the squad capable of winning this competition.
In terms of finishing fifth, that may be more difficult simply because we only use 18 players, and as the season goes on, we may have to focus our efforts into one competition.
Do you agree with Collymore?
Yes, why not we need to be ambitious
No, focus on one or the other
However, we are currently flying in the league, and if teams like Arsenal, Tottenham, and Manchester United continue to struggle, then there is no reason why we can’t finish fifth.
Collymore has made a bold prediction, and there is no reason why we can’t achieve it.