Brendan Rodgers believes his Leicester City side can “disrupt the Premier League hierarchy” after moving within a point of leaders Liverpool.
Sunday’s 2-1 win at Newcastle lifted the Foxes back up to third as the season approaches its halfway point.
The Foxes, unlikely champions in 2015-16, are the only club outside the ‘Big Six’ to win the league since 1995.
“We want to be a team that, year on year, can get European football,” said Rodgers.
“Our job is, can we disrupt the hierarchy? We might not financially – we don’t have the finances to go and get that £70m, £80m, £90m player – but we can in a football way.”
Leicester featured in the Champions League places for the majority of the 2019-20 campaign and were third when the season was suspended in March but faded after the restart to finish fifth.
“My ambition is to get into Europe again and for us to progress,” added Rodgers, whose side topped their Europa League group to reach the last 32.
“What’s nice is our top players are getting their fitness back and that’s exciting for us in the second part of the season.”