Southampton ace reveals the players are talking about Europe

Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne says that the players are beginning to talk about the possibility of playing in Europe next season.

Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne admits that the club's players are starting to talk about the the possibility of playing in Europe next season.

The Saints have started the campaign in fine form, climbing to second place in the Premier League table, and it seems that the squad are starting to think of what could happen if they maintain these standards.

Clyne is determined to keep his feet on the ground, but he has revealed that talk is starting to occur around the training ground about the chance of playing in the Europa League next season.

"A few of the lads are talking about the Europa League, Europe and stuff," he said to The Mirror. "We've just got to keep pushing and hopefully the results will take care of themselves."

Southampton's expectations have been understandably raised not only because of results but also due to the performance levels they have shown so far.

Although the points tally they have collected so far is hugely impressive, the quality of their displays have made it even more eye-catching.

Ronald Koeman's team have attacked with style and menace, but they have also remained tight at the back and it appears they have very few weaknesses.

All of their summer signings appear to have been good purchases and the squad should only get stronger as they settle. 

It means that the Europa League may just be the minimum that this squad can achieve this season and even though Clyne did not mention it - a Champions League spot is certainly not beyond a team with so much talent. 

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