Sasuke was glad that Fugaku went with him on his first day at the Academy. However, the expectations of his father, his teachers, and even his classmates that he would match Itachi only disappointed him. Sasuke tried his best, to earn praise from his father for beginning the path to match Itachi. Itachi, meanwhile, was beginning to show tension from what was expected of him as the future Uchiha clan and at one point suggested that Sasuke hated him. Sasuke tried to explain that he didn’t, but Itachi insisted that this was his goal as a big brother: to be an obstacle to Sasuke.