The Midlanders travel to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.
"We have to stay strong now and we have another game Tuesday which we need to prepare for," he told the Birmingham Mail.
"Of course, it is going to be a difficult game, but every game is difficult. We will go and try to win the game.
"Everybody wants to do better and I hope we can show this in the way we play against Manchester City."