Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi insists there is no pressure on the Magpies as they bid to secure a surprise UEFA Champions League spot.
Alan Pardew's men have impressed this season to leave them on the edge of the Premier League top four with five games remaining, having won their last five on the bounce.
Ameobi, one of the only survivors on Tyneside from the last Newcastle team to play in Europe's top club competition, is adamant his side are not feeling the heat despite the prospect of a Champions League return.
He told Chronicle Live: "We're excited.
"The last five games are a different proposition. The sky's the limit for us - there's no pressure at all.
"I think you can see that when we go out on the pitch.
"There are a lot of very good teams above us who probably think they deserve the Champions League spot more than we do.
"It's who can get out from these next five games on top.
"It's about who can manage their expectations, and go out and execute what they have to do."
Whether it is in the Champions League or Europa League, 30-year-old Ameobi says returning to the European stage is Newcastle's top priority.
"Like I said, we've got no pressure on ourselves. We want to play in Europe. That's what we want - European football," he added.
"People talk about the Champions League, but let's focus on the next game, and making sure we stay in a European spot.
"That's as far as we want to look.
"If we get more than that, great, but what want to do is secure European football."