the result here, but we’ve made it that little bit harder for ourselves. We have watched tapes and they play a bit more attacking at home.
“But if we can cope with that and force our game onto them, we can make an impression and hopefully nick a goal or two.
“But we are under no illusions – we know it is going to be a tough game.”
Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic had no chance with Valencia’s winning goal last week after being beaten from 25 yards by Mehmet Topal’s piledriver.
But the Bosnia international (right) is still convinced his team can pull off a massive shock.
He said: “I hope it’s a great occasion for the fans.
“We will appreciate their support out there and hopefully we can try to turn it around. We try to play well and give them these experiences – and it doesn’t get much better than Valencia.
“We just hope we can pull it around. We want to do it for ourselves, for the club and for the fans.”
On Tuesday, Delap won his appeal against the red card he received in the FA Cup tie at Crawley. Matthew Upson also returns from a one-match European suspension.
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