Robin van Persie and Edwin van der Sar have admitted that Holland's Euro 2008 qualifier against Bulgaria is a must-win game.
Holland are currently third in Group G, one point behind Bulgaria, although they have a game in hand on all their rivals.
Both Bulgaria and Holland, as well as group leaders Romania, are unbeaten in the qualifying campaign so far.
But van Persie insists Holland will be aiming to take all three points when they tackle the Bulgarians at home this Saturday.
"I think it's a crucial game because we are both second in the league," the Arsenal forward told Sky Sports News.
"For both of us it is very important to win the game."
Holland suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat to Switzerland in a friendly last month, but van der Sar is confident of getting back on track.
"That was not a good game, but a qualification game is different from a friendly and I'm sure we're going to put it right," the Manchester United goalkeeper explained.