Nigel Worthington has set his sights on a trip to Austria and Switzerland next summer - and a holiday is the last thing on his mind.
The Northern Ireland boss enters tonight's crucial clash with Sweden at the Rasunda Stadium knowing only a win will be good enough to keep the Euro 2008 dream alive - with Sweden and Spain six points ahead.
A win for Northern Ireland would not only spoil the Swedes' qualification party but it would also put Worthington's troops right back in the hunt to finish in the top two in Group F.
Worthington has yet to decide if he would like to lead his country into the World Cup qualifying campaign but he has no doubts about what he wants to achieve this time around.
"I want to go to Austria and Switzerland next summer ? and not for a holiday.
"Our preparations have been 100 per cent and everyone is fit and raring to go.
"This is a great game for us. Sweden are top of the group but we will be very positive.
"The door is still very much open for us. Now it is about how much we want to push ourselves through it.
"Beating Sweden earlier in the campaign will be a confidence booster for us but that is in the past now.
"That is history and now it is up to us to re-write history.
"Our belief has not been knocked in the last two games but while Sweden can qualify by beating us, the door is still open for us to make it.
" We have to go and reproduce the sort of performance we gave at Windsor Park."
Worthington's instructions to his team could not be more to the point.
But Northern Ireland's miserable away record has proved to be the Achilles heel.
Amazingly, the Green and White Army have managed only two wins in the last 26 competitive fixtures away from home in the past 11 years.
He added: "We have to relax and enjoy the game and stay focused on what we have to do.
"We'll try to get the ball to David Healy and let him go score some goals.
"We have three wonderful games, tough games left in this group bit if we can get some wins I'm sure we'll all have great memories.
"Away games let us down last month and that has been Northern Ireland's problem for many years.
"It's the million dollar question how to fix that but I'm hoping to find the answer.
"If we can stop scoring own goals we'll give ourselves a better chance and that is always helpful.
"We have a fantastic team spirit and we are building a team of young players and it will take time to grow.
"But we are learning and moving forward together.
"We have about a third of our squad missing with four injured and two suspended but that means a door opens for someone."
Stephen Craigan is almost certain to win his place back in defence alongside skipper with Aaron Hughes with Gareth McAuley operating at right-back.
Worthington's only other tough call will come on the right flank and who replaces Keith Gillespie. Bristol City's Ivan Sproule is the favourite to beat off competition from Steve Jones for the starting role.