Andy Wilkinson is hoping Stoke can start to replicate their performances against Premier League heavyweights when they face top flight strugglers.
The Potters go to relegation-threatened Wigan on Saturday looking to build on a commendable 1-1 draw with title-chasing Manchester City.
A home stalemate with the Blues saw Tony Pulis' side pick up their 11th point of the season against those inside the top six.
That return bodes well in their efforts to secure a top-half finish for the very first time, but Wilkinson is aware that they cannot afford to let their standards dip.
"The record against those (top) teams is improving," he told The Sentinel.
"I think we've done particularly well in the past week when you think we played Tottenham and Man City in a period of three games in six days.
"It goes without saying that we need these kinds of performances in all games, but you've also got to remember there is no easy game in the Premier League.
"And that's why any team can beat any other team on their day."
He added: "I think the hunger is still there to finish in the top half and make history again.
"It's been an amazing season and a great journey, but we've got to keep pushing on to get the rewards we deserve."