Martin Dubravka has urged Newcastle United to dream big in the last three games of the season - even if a repeat of last year's top 10 finish now looks out of reach.
United are seven points behind 10th place Wolverhampton Wanderers, and some bookmakers have stopped issuing odds for such a possiblity.
But with games away to Brighton and Fulham and a home clash against title contenders Liverpool, this must be deemed a big ask.
United are trailing 11th placed West Ham by two points and are just one point behind Crystal Palace in 12th.
That 12th placed spot is actually the squad's seasonal target (to finish at least 12th) and United players are in the mood for a strong finish.
When asked if they could finish 10th, Dubravka told the Chronicle: "It is going to be hard.
"But you have to remember we had so many tough fixtures where we lost so many points.
"After that we have picked up a lot of points away from home.
"That was important for us mentally.
"But who knows?
"Why not try to go higher.
"We should go for it."