Goran Bunjevcevic was somewhat sheepish in pointing out how crucial Sunday's meeting with Liverpool is to our ambitions this season.
Each week, when asked about a forthcoming game, Goran replies with terms like 'massive', 'vital' and 'very important' - and all three could apply to this one. What has astounded Goran about Premiership football is that the oft-used cliche is proving to be true - there are no easy games.
"It seems stupid to say again that it is crucial, but it is," he said. "It is always like that here.
"It is funny, every team that plays against us seems to come into some form just before or win a trophy.
"We have to be brave and be really clever.
"I watched their final, I think the miss by van Nistelrooy was the crucial one and then Liverpool scored. Dudek made some saves but it should not be forgotten how hard it must be to beat Manchester United in a final.
"To score an early goal would be crucial to us."
Goran is likely to come into direct combat with Liverpool's dynamic midfielder Steven Gerrard, a player he admires greatly.
"Oh, the most important player. They play consistently with Murphy, Gerrard and Hamman - they have so many quality players in that area. They've won a trophy and will have confidence.
"It will be hard for us but we need to get some points from this - three would be perfect.
"We've got quality, but have had a couple of results that weren't good for us, so we need to really concentrate."