Roy Keane believes Sunderland's youngsters can deliver them a trophy this season.
Sunderland dumped holders Liverpool out of the FA Youth Cup this week and Keane told the club's official website: "It was a fantastic game last night - great entertainment with some great goals.
"Our lads dug deep, they showed good character to win against a good Liverpool side. I am delighted for them and the staff.
"You would like to think we can win it now. It's the quarter-final and the players will think they are in with a chance - and why not?
"These kids have got to believe they can win it. It's a great competition to win and it would be fantastic if they did.
"But there's a long way to go."