I'd agree largely regarding the quality of the sides.
I think the biggest thing most other fans and the media miss is just how long we've sustained this upturn in form for. I think many view it a bit like Everton and Villa's good run earlier in the season. Since the Watford game in November last year , only two sides have more points than us: Liverpool and City. I know we've had the lockdown break but that's 33 games, nearly a full season. At what point do people actually seriously consider European contenders? And I include our own fans in that.