Real Sociedad defender Mikel Gonzalez has admitted that Sunday's match against Valencia is 'the biggest of the year'.
The Erreala host Los Che looking for the three points that could take them five points clear of their fifth-placed rivals.
And the 27-year-old has insisted it is a must-win match.
“Everybody is aware that this is the most important we will play this year,” he told a Press conference.
“It is crucial. We have been longing to be in a situation like this, so I don't think there has to be pressure.
“We are all eager to go.
“A win would see us open up a gap with very few games to go.
“All our energy is focused on winning this match