Finally, we find ourselves back in the Champions League after several long years of absence. But, given our lengthy spell away from the competition, it is hard to judge exactly what success looks like in Europe.
Of course, winning the tournament is the ultimate aim for every club, but we also have to be realistic. In my opinion, we should be aiming to reach the latter stages of the competition, that is to say, the quarter-finals or further, and avoid any shock exits.
That is, of course, easier said than done, and were we to be drawn against a club like Real Madrid or Man City in the first knockout round, then an early exit could be understandable.
In any case, a showing in the Champions League that proves we belong once again among Europe’s elite will ultimately be considered a success by large portions of the fanbase.