Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin eyes top-six finish
Morgan Schneiderlin is optimistic that Southampton can establish themselves in the top six in the Premier League.
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Last Updated: 25/11/13 10:21am
The Saints missed out on the chance to move to the top of the table on Saturday after going down 2-0 to league leaders Arsenal in what was only their second defeat of the season.
Despite the defeat Schneiderlin is confident they can maintain their lofty league position ahead of games against Chelsea and Manchester City in the next three weeks.
"In England I understand that people think the tradition is to be Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Spurs to be in the top four but we are here to change the tradition," Schneiderlin told The Daily Mirror.
"We want to upset the Premier League and be able to upset everyone. That is our job and what we want to do this year.
"What is realistic for us didn't change from last week. We want to get as high as possible. If that is being in the top three, so be it.
"We want to push as high as possible. We don't want to have any regrets because we know the way we play, the way we are doing we are going to cause teams many problems.
"We showed that we deserve to be there but if we want to stay there for as long as possible we need to correct those negatives like conceding two poor goals.
"Because if you want to be in the top five or even more you can't allow yourself to concede those goals.
"We are looking forward to testing ourselves against teams like this and I think next week we will work hard on those negative things we did and try to correct them to be able to win against Chelsea and Manchester City."