Rory Delap has not given up hope that Stoke can overturn a 1-0 deficit against Valencia in the return leg of their round of 32 Europa League tie.
The Britannia Stadium crowd was stunned by Mehmet Topal's brilliant strike which gave the La Liga side the advantage ahead of the second leg.
Delap, however, is refusing to be downbeat and is remaining bullish about their chances of reaching the last 16.
"We're down, but not out - certainly not," he said. "We know how difficult it is going to be over there now, but we will go there and give it a go.
"We are behind in the tie, but it's only a goal. We have to go there and be positive and believe. Anything is possible."
The former Republic of Ireland midfielder drew heart from their display despite the fact they lost and insists a sprinkle of luck could make all the difference to their chances of success.
"I actually thought we did OK, and had one or two half chances but it just didn't drop for us," he added.
"Their lad hits the ball in the top corner from 30 yards and wins the match. They showed their quality at times and kept hold of the ball.
"They will do that a lot in next week's game too, but we will have to keep plugging away and hopefully take our chance when it comes along."