McInnes aims to get Aberdeen back to winning ways, but he suggests that Dons sides of the past have been affected by expectation.
After a blistering start to the season, where the Dons won their first eight matches, McInnes’ side have taken just one point from their last five league games.
The Aberdeen manager stressed the high level his team achieved at the start of the season but said that the desire to win within the squad had not been diminished.
“Nobody would probably have anticipated the start we made,” he said. “It was a strong start and maybe it puts us up there to be shot at and everybody’s expecting that much more from us.
“I was expecting that as well and there’s nothing wrong with that.
“We have got real honesty within the team, we’ve got good players and we’re trying our best to keep winning games for our supporters.
“We know the obligation we have but it’s difficult to maintain the sort of form we had, as has been shown.
“What wasn’t anticipated is that it’s taken so long to get back to winning ways."