Aberdeen’s Andrew Considine recently disclosed that he believes that his team can overtake a struggling Celtic side and finish in second place in the Premiership.

Should that happen then Aberdeen would have a chance of qualifying for the Champions League, and possibly making the group stages for the first time ever.

“We are a match for anyone”

“Can we get second place and the Champions League spot? Of course, why not? When we are playing well and consistently enough as a team, with everyone fit, we are a match for anyone. So I feel we can handle ourselves against the top two teams, so I feel second place is definitely up for grabs, absolutely” he said (Daily Record).

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Andy Considine in action for Aberdeen (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Those comments are certainly bold ones to make by the veteran defender. However, Considine should be praised for aiming high and having ambitions of playing in European football’s biggest club competition.

Scottish football needs teams to challenge the top two, and Considine seems up for that battle. There is nothing wrong with having ambition in the game, and Considine certainly has that.

Need to get back to winning ways

Of course, for Aberdeen to finish second, they will need to get back to winning ways. That begins when they take on St Mirren.

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Andy Considine scores for Aberdeen (Photo by Paul Devlin / SNS Group via Getty Images)

A win in that game would put even more pressure on Celtic who are not in action until Sunday. Considine is coming towards the end of his career. The 33-year-old has never had the chance to even attempt to make the Champions League group stages before.

By sounding this rallying cry, he has thrown down the gauntlet to Celtic, and Aberdeen must now back that up on the pitch.

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