Carlos Vela Not Thinking about Champions League Just yet

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Real Sociedad have been able to surprise many critics in the La Liga this season.


They have been quietly to sustain their place near the top four of the La Liga. With only 11 games remaining in the campaign, Real Sociedad remain just one point behind Atletico Madrid in the fourth spot. As a result, talk about the club managing to achieve Champions League return have been growing in the last few weeks. Real Sociedad were immensely successful a decade ago, but the club have been unable to feature in the Champions League since the 2012-13 season.

Returning to the European competition will be a major boost for Vela, who is entering into the prime of his career. After years of being regarded as a player with a lot of potential, he seems to be fulfilling his talent in this current campaign. The former Arsenal forward has been one of the top scorers in the Real Sociedad team with seven goals. Only Willian Jose has been able to score more than the Mexican.

Atletico Madrid have not been convincing to suggest that they would be able to finish in the top four. The club have been heavily reliant on Antoine Griezmann in order to get them through the games.

As for Vela, though, he is staying grounded and not thinking about the possibility of playing in Europe just yet."I don't think about playing in the Champions League again, but if you win the games you have more chance.It is very difficult because there are other teams that have these targets too.We dream of many things, but we do not treat them like targets because this changes a lot. If we maintain our form, we can fight for Europe to the end," said Vela. Recent form, however, has dipped with the team managing only two wins in the last five games.