Malaga's Joaquin has been surprised by his team's start to the campaign but is looking ahead with a positive outlook, confident of the Costa del Sol outfit continuing their form.
Les Boquerones continued their impressive season with a narrow 1-0 victory over AC Milan in the Champions League recently, with the 51-cap international netting the solitary goal having missed a penalty earlier in the match.
Joaquin, playing in his second season with the Andalusians, told AS: "Beating Milan was an historic moment for Malaga.
"We didn't think that we would be in this position after three matches. We couldn't imagine anything like this; to have nine points out of nine, not conceded a single goal and to have scored seven, it is a proud moment for everyone involved at the club," he explained.
Joaquin also admitted it was a strange experience having missed a penalty prior to his goal against Milan: "It was amazing to score the winning goal, especially having already missed a penalty which you can't normally do in the Champions League and still win."
The 31-year-old winger added: "Reaching the final of the Champions League would be a dream come true for us this season. Manuel tells us that we have to enjoy it, and look forward with faith, knowing that we can beat anyone."