There was a steely look in the eyes of Mauricio Taricco when he stated that Sunday's game with Everton has become a must-win occasion.
The defender, recently returned from a lengthy groin injury insists that the team must turn their fortunes around after the FA Cup defeat to Southampton and he says the team will be happy with nothing but a win.
"Definitely," said Mauricio. "We have to get three points - we wouldn't be happy with any less than that.
"It is going to be tough like any game, but we have to concentrate on getting points and trying to get a UEFA spot like we wanted at the beginning. Nothing has changed about that.
"It is very close all over. You are close to the bottom and close to the top of the table."
Mauricio has been impressed with the progress made by Everton this term and he feels that, like us, they will be fighting hard to put their Cup woes behind them.
"Yes, I think they stick to a system and it has been working fine for them. They lost in the FA Cup the other day, which must be very disappointing for them as they didn't play a Premiership team.
"Like us, I am sure they will be determined to get points because of the disappointment they've had.
"It'll be a tough game, we need to look forward and get the points."