Fernandes has yet to win any silverware since leaving Sporting Lisbon for the Premier League and he is hoping that is corrected in Gdansk later this month.
“For us, it is a signal of improvement if we win the Europa League, because last season we didn’t win anything. So, if we win a trophy this season it is an improvement – but still not enough for us,” he said.
“But it is something growing up from the club. From the players, it is a sign that we are doing a little bit better, but we have still a lot to improve on as I said before, and we will improve.
“Honestly, for me when you play a club like this your standard has to be high.