Cape Town - Southampton midfielder Dusan Tadic admits that he is daring to dream that the Saints can qualify for the Champions League.
The South Coast outfit have made a strong start to the new campaign despite predictions of woe after an off-season which saw Mauricio Pochettino leave his role as manager and a host of the club's top players head for the St Mary's Stadium exit.
Tadic was one of those to move in the opposite direction, but the Serbian's arrival was met with limited fanfare in the press, with the list of departures dominating the headlines.
The Saints have defied expectations to sit third in the Premier League standings at present, with an 8-0 thumping of Sunderland on Saturday the latest feather in their cap.
Tadic registered four assists in the game, the first player in Southampton's history to record such a feat, and he joins an elite group who have done so in England's top flight.
Speaking to Serbian newspaper Kurir, Tadic revealed that he couldn't be happier with how things have gone since his arrival and that he is setting his heights high.
"Being in a club with players like (Jose Antonio) Reyes, (Cesc) Fabregas, (Dennis) Bergkamp and (Emmanuel) Adebayor (who have achieved a similar feat) is a phenomenal feeling," he said.
"But the biggest thing is that we won, and that we are winning matches.
"It feels like I’m dreaming. Southampton is the most beautiful city in England and everything is great.
"We have fabulous fans who are with the club 24 hours a day. It is something special to be playing for Southampton.
"Can we keep up our form for a long time? I hope so.
"Secretly each one of us hopes that we can finish in a position that leads to the Ch