Jonny Evans knows the importance of this week's Champions League showdown with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.
"You don't get to appreciate it as a player," he said.
"You miss the build-up because you are trying to keep your head down and making sure you are physically and mentally right.
"But we do know the pressure will be heightened and all the eyes are on us.
"I suppose Real Madrid have always had that. They are expected and if they don't do it, there is uproar.
"But we have that pressure on us.
"I am sure it will be a great occasion and everyone is looking forward to it as much as we are."