"It's nice but it raises expectations," he told Champions magazine, the official magazine of the Uefa Champions League. "It's important to stay humble.
"We know we're a good team, we know we're getting closer to a title challenge - we can say that. But we've got to prove we can stay in the race to the end.
"I can understand why people are saying it. We've gone down a couple of times by goals, we haven't given up and we've managed to turn games around. So now they're saying we've got title credentials."