Jonny Frazer believes Glentoran's never-say-die mentality and fighting spirit could help them taste Irish Cup glory this week.
The east Belfast giants haven't lifted the famous prize since they overcame Portadown at The Oval in the 2015 decider but there is fresh optimism of securing the club's 23rd Cup triumph.
Cliftonville may represent formidable opponents at Windsor Park tonight but the Glens have a swagger and steel about them this season.
Manager Mick McDermott is relishing the challenge of rebuilding an ambitious club under new ownership and with a burning desire to sit at the top table again.
League title success may be a bridge too far at the moment but Cup celebrations - and the Europa League qualification that comes with it - would be a significant step forward in the right direction.
Frazer's own journey has included a stop in Australia after gaining experience at Linfield, Ballymena United and Ards.
But the 24-year-old now considers it to be a real privilege and honour to pull on the Glens jersey at this stage in the club's history.
In particular, he likes the resilience and will to win he can detect in the changing room. This Glentoran team aren't going to be bullied or pushed aside by anyone.
"There's a real fight within the team and we are managing to stay in games," he says.
"That suits Cup football. Every game in the Cup has been tough, including the Crusaders one where we needed a late goal.
"We keep going to the end and fighting for one another, we will need to do that again.
"Cliftonville are an excellent side with a good manager and big threats going forward.
"I've been very impressed with them and they are probably the best team we have faced in terms of how they approach the games with us.
"We will respect them massively but we are a good side too and they will respect us.
"It will be a good game and the games between us have been high quality right through the season.
"I know they haven't won the Cup in a long time but their players won't be nervous, they'll have a strong desire to win it. I'm surprised it has been 41 years since their last win but while they will be determined to win it, so will we and you always want to win more.
"I've never played in an Irish Cup Final and history goes out the window.
"You just have to rise to the challenge."