Santon believes Newcastle can emerge from the crop of contenders to take that slot â€“ providing that they have the correct â€śmentalityâ€ť over the course of the campaign.
He told The Journal: â€śI donâ€™t know where we can go but I think we have a possibility of qualifying for the Champions League this year. If we have the right mentality in every game, why not? We have the quality to do that.
â€śI think we can cope with the Europa League.
â€śIt is tough for us and we do not have an easy group but itâ€™s important for us in every game to get a win.â€ť