Chris Wilder says his players must hit the ground running after the forthcoming break and is demanding 'one last big effort' in the remaining eight games of the campaign.
And that's because the Blades still have everything to play for, namely a play-off place, as the business of end of the season draws in.
Speaking on the back of Saturday's stalemate with Nottingham Forest, Wilder was keen to put the Blades league position in context.
He remarked: "The players will return to work in the middle of the week and train hard, then we have a normal week next week ahead of two massive games against Brentford and Cardiff.
"There is still a lot to play, we're not just sitting in mid-table. No disrespect, but the opposition at the weekend and another club who got a 0-0 here both received a rapturous ovations from their supporters after the game and neither of those have anything to play for really."
Wilder added: "We focus on ourselves and we have something to play for, we're ahead of some big clubs, but we still want to be doing better.
"We've come out of previous international breaks positively and the players must go and clear their heads and come back for one last big effort."