Internazionale coach Roberto Mancini believes how his squad respond to last week's disappointing result against Parma will shape their next campaign.
Unlikely to qualify for next season's Europa League, the Nerazzurri will be hoping to take as many points as possible from their last few games in the domestic league.
But Mancini admits his players are under heavy pressure to perform.
"I expect the squad to perform in the same way they did against Sampdoria not Parma," Mancini said.
"The players have to go out there eager to play and to win.
"I am in a very big club, I believe we can be competitive [next season]. Not featuring in European cups for a season is not the end of the world if one can build a competitive squad.
"It will be 300 days without cups so we will be able to work to have a strong squad.
"[Right now] the players are under pressure, they are not serene. They should take responsibility and give more, it's not enough to be a quality player who plays for Internazionale.
"In training they are exceptional but they should produce the same during games. They are upset [with recent results] and want to change things around.
"If we manage to win a couple of our remaining games then we will have a solid basis ahead of next season."