Tim Krul feels consecutive home games against Wolves and Sunderland at St James' Park will determine where Newcastle United finish the season.
Newcastle have been impressive in the league this season are currently sixth in the table, just a point behind Chelsea and Arsenal.
And the goalkeeper feels that positive results in the next two games will cement the Magpies' push for a European spot.
Krul told the club's official website: "We've got two home games and they are massive.
"Someone like Tottenham away is not a fixture you have to win - Wolves and Sunderland at home are very different. They are the ones, and if we win those then we are back up where we have been all season.
"You can't look too far ahead, but if we can win the next two then we are massively on target for a top-ten finish.
"We've had a little hiccup and that is a shame, but there are some massive games coming up and we need to get two good results."
The "little hiccup" was a 5-0 thumping at Tottenham on Saturday, but Krul knows the club cannot dwell on the result.
He added: "It was a good opportunity for us to test ourselves against a big team, but it was a big off-day for us.
"We were outclassed by a top, top team and we just have to accept that.
"But we just have to step over it like we have done already this season. We followed up the defeat at Fulham with two massive league wins, and hopefully we can do that again against Wolves and Sunderland.
"I didn't look at the table after Saturday's game, but when I looked earlier this week - I only then realised that we are still one point off the Champions League places. With 13 games to go that is incredible and just shows you how well we are doing.
"We have to crack on now. We have got a little time to recover, come out of the blocks against Wolves next Saturday and then push on for the final 13 games."