Parramatta prop Daniel Alvaro has said that the Eels are not content with just making the finals and have aspirations to make the top 4.
With just two rounds of the home-and-away season the Eels sit fifth on the table, equal on points with the fourth placed Sharks.
With a big game at Suncorp Stadium next week against Brisbane, Alvaro says the Eels won't be holding back and will be treating the game as a 'semi-final'.
"We know it will be a tough game and it’s a really important one for us. It’s one we really want to win and are treating it like a semi rolling into the finals," Alvaro said.
Alvaro acknowledged the importance of finishing in the top 4.
“It’s massive, to get that home semi and a second chance, hopefully we won’t need it, but to have that up your sleeve it’s massive heading into the finals," he said.
"We are focusing on what we need to do these last couple of weeks and getting right the things we have to get right."
The Eels had a convincing win against the Titans on Thursday night winning 30-8 and are building towards the finals winning four of their last five games since returning from the bye in Round 19.