Scotland's RBS 6 Nations victory over Italy has simply reinforced the expectation and self-belief within the squad, according to captain Mike Blair.
The 27-year-old scrum-half conceded there was element of relief about that vital 26-6 win, which spared the squad more criticism after defeat in the opening two games.
And he claims the team will approach their penultimate match, against Grand Slam-chasing Ireland on Saturday week, just as they would any other game.
Blair said: "I was asked last week if there was extra pressure on the Italian game because we hadn't won yet, and my answer was that every time you play for Scotland, there is a pressure.
"There is a pressure from within the squad, pressure from the supporters, pressure from your family, and pressure that you bring on yourself - and that is the same for this game against Ireland.
"I don't think that would have changed if we had lost to Italy or if we had beaten them by 60 points. It's not a bad pressure; it's just that you want to do well for your country.
"So what happened last week doesn't add anything extra or take anything away - it is just another game we are looking forward to playing."
While Blair is determined for his team not to lose perspective after their victory over the struggling Italians, he did stress the performance was an important step in the right direction - even if the match left a lot to be desired as a spectacle.
"It was very satisfying," he said. "All the games involving Italy this year have been pretty poor. The Italians are real spoilers, they cause a lot of problems at the breakdown and are really effective at slowing up possession.
"So, for us, it was how we get past that, which I though we did pretty well a couple of times. Both the tries we got were absolutely cracking scores.
"The first one was a move we had organised for that particular defence, which worked perfectly and the second try was a good piece of interplay.
"So there were good things as far we are concerned smattered throughout the game."