Matic has insisted that the youth in the squad cannot be used as a pretext for an underwhelming campaign next term.
"Of course, we have a young team, but this cannot be an excuse," he said.
"I think these young players already have a few seasons behind them playing. So, from the next season, we have to fight for the title. I don't know if we're going to win [it] but I'm sure that we can fight until the end.
"That's my personal target and I think the rest of my team-mates think the same."