"Last year we had to prove a lot wrong and this year we've got to prove them right and that's what you've got to do if you're expected to win."
Titans Coach Justin Holbrook has repeatedly said that expectation is a good thing.
He knows though that while it's only round one, a strong start to the season will be important for his side.
"There's no point worrying about the end of the season when we are at the start, we need to start well," Holbrook said.
"You saw the Storm and the Roosters every year, they're expected to be there (in the top eight) and they handle it alright, so for us it about our season starting and playing well and then we roll into the next week.
The Titans are expected to line up as named, with Tino Fa'asuamaleaui, David Fifita and Patrick Herbert to make their Club debuts in the game against the Warriors.
"It will be (unchanged), provided everyone gets through our final training run."
The Titans could make it a Club record six-straight wins with victory in round one, but Holbrook says the focus is solely on getting a win to start 2021.
"It's important just for the start of this season.
"I think last year is forgotten about now and while it is nice to talk about, now that the new year is here we sort of move on and it's important to start the year well.
"If we can go down there and get a win then it makes it even better for round two to come back home."