Getafe boss Luis Garcia believes his side has improved since last season and is eyeing a European spot this term.
The Madrid club have been handed a difficult start to the new campaign and will have to face Sevilla, Barcelona and Real Madrid in their opening four games.
However, Garcia is happy with the way his team is progressing and says he has a feeling that El Geta ‘are better than last year’.
The 39-year-old former Levante boss, who takes his players to the Sanchez Pizjuan to face Sevilla on Saturday, is very clear about what his aims and ideas are.
“In the end, although we started badly, we were not fighting for safety last term like we were two years ago.
“The team had the chance to challenge for the European places but in the last few games we did not play well.
“Even so, I feel we are better than last year and want to be in the safety of mid-table with the opportunity to finish higher up,” he told assembled media.
Despite Garcia having almost formalised his squad, there is still the possibility one of his four forwards could be transferred before the deadline for economic reasons.
“The club know my opinion, which is the same as that of President Angel Torres and director of football Toni Munoz. We are all fighting for the same thing, now more than ever,” he explained.
Although Garcia acknowledged Sevilla are one of the teams that should be at the top end of the table come next year, he still considers his team can win the opening fixture.
“Sevilla have great players and their team is one of the favourites to be high in the league and playing in European competition.
“Nonetheless, we are capable of winning there and will try to play our own game, while we are also hoping for some good fortune to accompany us.”