Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic sets Champions League target


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Stoke forward Bojan Krkic has set his sights on helping the club qualify for the Champions League within the next three seasons.

The Potters are currently seventh in the Premier League standings and are just six points off a top-four position with 16 matches of the campaign remaining.

Mark Hughes’ side have only lost four of their last 16 games in all competitions and Spain international Bojan sees no reason why the club cannot qualify for Europe’s premier club competition sooner rather than later.

He said: “We have to be honest. The Champions League has to be a target. You have to be ambitious. Five years ago they could never imagine at the Britannia Stadium they’d play football, why in three years can’t we be in the Champions League?”

The 25-year-old, who won the Champions League twice during his time with Barcelona, has pointed to the example of Leicester as to why Stoke should genuinely believe they can rub shoulders with the continent’s elite.

He added: “Look at Leicester, they have a chance to win the Premier League. You have to be ambitious.”

The Potters are not just enjoying success in the Premier League this season, as they are also still in both domestic cup competitions and face the second leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final showdown with Liverpool on January 26.

Before that cup clash Hughes’ men will take on Leicester in the top flight on Saturday.

The Potters are 3.80 to secure all three points, the high-flying Foxes are 2.00 and the draw is on offer at 3.40.

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