Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen has admitted that he has plans bigger than spending the rest of his career at White Hart Lane, but stopped short of revealing his ultimate dream destination.
Eriksen has shown Spurs fans why he is so highly regarded across the continent over the last two months, excelling in an advanced attacking position and improving his goal return to seven goals in 21 games.
The 22-year-old arrived at Spurs last summer in an £11.5m deal and has gone a long way to justify that transfer fee with a string of assured performances since the turn of the year, but fans hoping Tim Sherwood or a new manager can build a team around the Danish star will be disappointed by his latest comments.
Following a last-gasp equaliser in Saturday's rollercoaster 3-3 draw with West Bromwich Albion the midfield maestro told the Daily Express: "For me, the feeling I have at the club isn't dependent on being in the Champions League.
"Our aim now is to win all our matches so that we end the season with some confidence ahead of next year and if we do that, we can see where it takes us in the table."
Spurs face a fierce fight to keep their top stars this summer, thanks to a combination of uncertainty over the managerial position and a lack of Champions League football.
Eriksen, Hugo Lloris and Jan Vertonghen in particular could be lured away from White Hart Lane if top clubs across the continent come calling, although Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has a proven track record of being a fearsome negotiator and now allowing the club's best players to leave without a sizeable transfer fee.