Fraser Forster does not believe the responsibility of helping Scottish football out of its depression should fall on Celtic and their quest for Champions League football.
With the game in turmoil due mostly to the demise of Old Firm rivals Rangers, who are set to resume life in the Irn-Bru Third Division next season, the national sport has never been more in need of a boost.
But ahead of Saturday's game against Inter Milan at Celtic Park - the last friendly before the first leg of their Champions League third round qualifier against HJK Helsinki at Parkhead next Wednesday - the Hoops keeper denied the Clydesdale Bank Premier League champions have a responsibility to bring back a feel-good factor.
He said: "I don't know so much for Scottish football, just for ourselves we need to try to get into the Champions League and do as well as we can.
"We are a big club and we worked so hard last year and this is the next progression.
"For the lads here and the fans, it would be a great step forward.
"It's not so much pressure. I think everyone is excited about it. The lads can't wait to get out there and next Wednesday can't come quickly enough for us."
Forster insists the SPL championship will not be devalued by the absence of Rangers, which has left Hoops overwhelming favourites to retain their title.
The Englishman was asked if the SPL title is now devalued. "Not at all," he said. "If you win the league you win the league.
"It is a fantastic opportunity for the other teams in the league to go for that second place or compete for the league."