Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill has hailed his side's determined performance in Prague.
Villa went top of Group F with a terrific win over Slavia Prague meaning they could qualify for the knockout stages with a draw against Zilina.
O'Neill has said his side fully deserved the win, especially with so many key players left on the bench.
Speaking after the game, O'Neill said: "We were really great in the first half. Maybe we could have scored more goals.
"I think we deserved to win," added O'Neill, who had left first-pick keeper Brad Friedel, captain Martin Laursen and in-form Gareth Barry on the bench.
"I believe now that seven points will definitely get us through to the play-off stages."
Meanwhile, Steve Sidwell and Brad Guzan have said Thursday's win in Prague proves that Aston Villa intend to go all the way in the Uefa Cup.
The duo were two of six players brought into the squad after Monday's disappointing performance against Newcastle which spurred O'Neill to make serious changes.
His decision to drop six key players paid off as Villa ended Slavia's 14-match unbeaten run with a strong and determined performance in Eden.
Sidwell, who was responsible for creating Villa's goal, told Five: "It's been a frustrating start for me personally so it was good to play.
"We've got a fantastic squad and the manager bought well. It (the UEFA Cup) is very important and we want to go all the way. We proved that tonight."
Guzan put in an outstanding performance in just his second appearance in Goal for Villa, pulling off a number of difficult saves during Slavia's late surge.
Getting a rare run-out ahead of Brad Friedel who was left on the bench, Guzan added: "We did a great job in terms of commitment and defending as a unit.
"Every opportunity you get you want to prove yourself to the coaching staff and everyone else.
"Obviously we want to go in (to the Zilina match) with the right mentality and get three points."