Nigel de Jong has challenged his Manchester City team-mates to finish as high up the table as possible.
City are currently in fourth spot in the table, but they now have third-placed Arsenal in their sights.
De Jong believes they should not just settle for Champions League qualification by finishing fourth and try and catch Arsenal for third spot.
"You have to aim as high as you can and all we can do is focus on each game and keep collecting three points," De Jong told the club's official website.
"We are in the top four and that is where we want to stay and the way to do that is to not think about the future only the next match.
"If we keep our focus then of course we can challenge for third place but all we can do is keep winning and see what happens."
PleaMeanwhile, City legend Colin Bell has appealed for fans to stop "degrading" the club by singing songs about the Munich air crash.
City's 1-0 win at Blackburn on Monday was marred by chants about the 1958 tragedy which befell close rivals Manchester United and claimed the lives of 23 people.
The club, who have previously taken out banning orders against supporters caught on camera making aeroplane gestures, are holding a series of behind-the-scenes meetings to determine an appropriate response to Monday night's repeated chants.
But Bell believes it is time for the fans themselves to realise enough is enough.
"They are not true City supporters. Football is a sport at the end of the day and they are chanting about people's lives," Bell told the Manchester Evening News."It's gone on long enough and I appeal to them to stop. It's sad and I think it is truly out of order.
"I played for City and now consider myself a supporter of the club and these chants are degrading the club. I don't like it one little bit."