Asked if he expected his team to be in this position so close to Christmas, Fonseca replied: “It’s difficult to say, I always expect the best.”
“I’m ambitious and so is the team and we want to do better than last season, namely to get close to third place.”
However, the Portuguese insisted the standings won’t take up too much of his focus ahead of a crucial trip to Atalanta on Sunday.
“It’s always important to look at the table, but it’s not the most important thing,” Fonseca added.
“The important thing is to think that we’ve got a difficult game now against Atalanta, we’re satisfied with our position, but we must only think about improving and recovering for Sunday”.