Eve Muirhead knows nothing less than perfection will do for her Scottish rink in their bid for European Curling Championship gold.
An impressive 7-5 win over Switzerland means just one game against Sweden stands between Muirhead and the top step of the podium for the first time since 2011.
But with a Swedish rink thus far unbeaten – including victory over Scotland in the round-robin – that is a task much easier said than done for Muirhead, Lauren Gray, Vicky Adams and Anna Sloan.
"We’re absolutely delighted. It’s been a few years since we’ve been in the final,” said Muirhead.
“We’ve medalled for the last seven years but a lot of them have not been the right colour. We had a fantastic game.
"We knew it was going to be a battle backwards and forward but as a team, we came out strong.
“Sweden are unbeaten – they are a tough team and we know they’re going to be tough to beat.
“We’re going to have to play one of the games of our lives to beat them.”
Seven years a European medallist, Muirhead and her rink know exactly what it takes to get to this level.
But with four of those seeing them leave with silver – and a further two with bronze – there’s a sense of unfinished business about what could come in Switzerland.
Victory over the hosts in their semi-final won’t have done their chances any harm, opening the scoring with a steal of two points in the third end.
But a triple in the next saw Switzerland take the advantage as a tense match ensued right through until the ninth, when Muirhead drew into the house to take three of her own to lead 6-5.
Needing a successful final end, the Swiss rink fell short as Scotland took another point and their place in Saturday’s gold-medal match, where the so-far flawless Sweden await.
They got the better of Italy 7-3, with this now their second successive appearance in the final en route to PyeongChang 2018, where Team Muirhead will also be competing.