Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is convinced they have the potential to compete for future Champions League qualification.
And Pochettino reckons they could even do it as soon as next season.
"Why in a couple of years? It might be next year," said the Argentine boss.
"I think in football if you have to be something, you have to be optimistic - why not dream of big achievements, big goals?
"We are an ambitious club and we have a clear way of how we want to proceed and the type of football we want to be playing, where there are means of getting that done.
"Why not put in the effort, the imagination to make that happen and dream together to reach for the stars, why not?"