Aston Villa are next up for the Potters next weekend, and the club record signing insists the Potters are good enough to get something out of the game.
"We have a lot of young players here and today was a learning curve for them," Kitson told Stoke's website. "But they are all very good players and I believe they have what it takes to make it in this division.
"Ricardo scored a great goal at the end and that gave the supporters, who were fantastic, something to cheer about.
"It will do Ric a power of good to have got his first goal straight away, so he will be raring to go again next week."