Leeds have a chance to move back into the top half of the league table today when they host Southampton at Elland Road.
A win will take them up to tenth in the league table, ahead of Arsenal and Wolves, who beat them in the last two league games, respectively.
Leeds are eyeing a top-half finish in their first season back in the Premier League after 16 years and it would be considered an achievement.
Dorigo admits that Leeds do not want to be one of the also-rans in the Premier League and their ambition is to play in Europe again in the near future.
But he conceded that cannot happen overnight and a lot of work needs to be done in steps before they can be where they want to be in the league table.
The former Leeds star said on LUTV: “I think it’s no surprise to say that are we happy just being in the Premier League? No.
“We are happy when we are trying to go up, near the top and try to get into that European spots year-in-year-out and that’s what it is all about.
“How do we do that? In steps.
“We have to build the club, the stadium, build the strength of the squad and lots of things need to happen.
“But it’s exciting and that’s where we are going.”
Leeds are ten points clear of the relegation zone in a season where survival was the main goal at the start of the campaign.