Goal king Kyle Lafferty last night insisted Northern Ireland can realise their dream of making it to Euro 2008 after ramming Sweden's pre-match words down their throats.
Lafferty's stunning equaliser in Stockholm ensured all is still to play for in the final two games against Denmark and Spain next month.
The Swedes may have predicted the Green and White Army would be lambs to the slaughter but their champagne remains on ice after blowing their big chance to book their place in Austria and Switzerland next summer.
"If we keep playing like that we will get there," predicted Lafferty.
"Our chances took a bit of a dent in the last two games but we knew what was needed in Sweden and, thankfully, we're still in there fighting.
"I was delighted to score but I can't take anything away from the team performance.
"The gaffer told us to chase lost causes and everyone did that."
The Burnley striker claimed his third international goal was easily the best of his career.
"I definitely think that is the best goal so far, especially when you consider how important it was," added the 20-year-old.
"I was getting frustrated because I don't think the referee gave me anything, but it was the perfect way to get over it.
"I am suspended for the Denmark game after getting booked in the first-half but I'm sure the lads will do what is needed.
"Hopefully I can do enough to get back in the team, but the most important thing is that we get a win against Denmark next month and go to Spain with everything still to play for."
Boss Nigel Worthington said: "We showed if we can play and put in the work-rate we'll get results. We deserved this.
"I am delighted for Kyle Lafferty because it was a super goal. He hustled the defender and smacked it into the net.
"Now we have to repeat that performance against Denmark and, if we show the same quality and courage, we'll do what's needed."