Ghanaian midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has revealed his club Deportivo Alaves is chasing a spot in the Europa League.
Deportivo currently sits seventh on the La Liga table, tied on the same number of points with Real Betis and Getafe with 32 points, who have better goal advantage over the Babazorros.
The 28-year-old claims the club’s focus has been shifted towards picking an European spot this season.
“To be honest, our minds were on surviving in the division when we started the league but the form we’ve shown in the season so far has changed our mindset,” Wakaso is quoted as saying by Ghanaweb.
“We’re now aiming at picking one of the Europa League slots. It has been a great season so far and we want to be in Europe to make the fans excited as they have always witnessed from other clubs every year,” he added.
Alaves highest performance in Europe was back in May 2001, when reached the UEFA Cup final against Liverpool but lost 5-4 on penalties to the English giant.
Wakaso has made 15 appearance for Alaves in the on-going season in the La Liga with 13 starts.