Bailey Wright is maintaining faith in Bristol City’s ability to cause an upset after the the Robins suffered a 2-1 League Cup defeat at Manchester City on Tuesday.
Bristol led at one stage of the match through Bobby Reid, but were ultimately pegged back by Kevin De Bruyne before Sergio Aguero snatched a late winner.
Defeat at the Etihad makes for a tough ask at Ashton Gate in 24 January’s return leg.
Wright rued something of a drop-off at the death, allowing the Argentine striker in.
“Conceding late on puts a little bit of a dampener on the performance maybe … I think we were very good tonight,” the skipper told beIN Sports.
“They’re a world class team and I think at times we looked very dangerous and we took the game to them.
“I thought we might have done enough there but just at the end, we switched off a little bit and it cost us a goal.
“The positive is it’s only the halfway mark for us.
“I think we frustrated them and we’re looking forward to the next leg now.”
Still, having already taken down Watford, Stoke City, Crystal Palace and Manchester United, Socceroo Wright remained confident of the unlikely.
“We’ve always had belief. We’ve knocked out four, five good sides already to get to this stage, where we are now,” he added.
“If that doesn’t give you enough belief, I don’t know what does and then after that performance, we’ll have even more belief.
“The lads have been superb and dug in and have given everything.
“We’re still in this. We know we’ve got a great chance to progress.”