Newcastle caretaker manager Chris Hughton accepts his side need to be able to handle the pressure of being the team everyone in the Championship wants to beat.
The Magpies slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Scunthorpe on Tuesday night, although Hughton believed they had done enough to win the game.
He said: "The game plan was to come here and do well. On the balance of play and chances it's a game we should have won, but we have to do better.
"They were able to turn us at times, they were always a threat and had a lot of energy in the side and at the clinical moments they got the goals.
"We didn't defend moments well enough and that enabled them to get the goals that they did. On the balance of play it's a game that we should have won.
"I think this is a pressure on us. We are a side in this division that everybody expects to do well and certainly our own supporters expect us to do well and that's the pressure that we carry with us in every game. That's a pressure that we've got to live with."