Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand knows very well that even the most promising season is rendered meaningless unless there is a trophy to celebrate at the end.
The 29-year-old, who has enjoyed perhaps his best season yet for the Red Devils, is determined to have a trophy for each hand once the final whistle is blown this campaign, and the next four days will do much to determine whether that dream will turn into reality.
United will be effectively looking to seal the Premiership title with a win at Chelsea on Saturday, before hosting Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final decider next Tuesday.
"It's obvious we want to win at Chelsea," said Ferdinand. "Success as a team is paramount.
"If we win, we'll get the plaudits we deserve. If we don't, we'll get the criticism we probably deserve.
"Winning the league and the Champions League is what I want to round off the season."