Turkey forward Semih Senturk is happy for everyone to continue to write his side off as they look to make it through to a European Championship final for the first time on tomorrow night.
Turkey are already in uncharted waters having never before progressed beyond the quarter-finals of this competition, and for most they will be major underdogs for their semi-final against European heavyweights Germany in Basle.
However, that outsiders tag fits just fine for Semih, who said: 'Everybody thinks Germany are favourites against us. But it is only motivating us even more.
'We will be confident in ourselves against Germany. We know what we have achieved and we are proud of it. I think Germany will have some fear playing against us, because it is a one-off match and the loser will be going home.'
Turkey's route to the last four has been the most astonishing and thrilling of the semi-finalists, with Fatih Terim's men looking dead and buried on numerous occasions.
In the group stages Turkey were always up against it after losing their opening match 2-0 to Portugal, and when they trailed in their subsequent matches against Switzerland and Czech Republic their prospects were looking grim.
But the Turks staged second-half comebacks in both matches before netting last-gasp winners that saw them progress through to the quarter-finals, where their rollercoaster ride continued against Croatia.
As in their previous two matches, Turkey needed to do it the hard way against Slaven Bilic's much-fancied side as they went a goal down in the 119th minute, but Semih's equaliser moments later sent the game to penalties where the Turks won through to this week's showdown against Germany.
Semih, who has earned a reputation as a goalscoring substitute with Fenerbahce, has now scored twice coming off the bench in Euro 2008, with both goals proving crucial.
Talking about his goal against Croatia, Semih told UEFA: 'To be truthful, I thought the tournament was over for us.
'But after their goal, our coach Fatih Terim told us to launch the ball forward. When the ball eventually dropped in front of me, I hit it, with the help of God, for one of my most unforgettable goals.'
Turkey coach Terim will have his work cut out this week plotting Germany's downfall as he will be without a host of players through injury and suspension.
Captain and talisman Nihat Kahveci is out of the tournament with a thigh injury picked up against Croatia, while Emre Gungor has also gone home and Servet Cetin, Tumer Metin and Emre Belozoglu are all struggling.
On the suspension front, goalkeeper Volkan Demirel sits out the second game of his two-match ban following his red card against the Czechs, while Tuncay Sanli, Arda Turan and Emre Asik are also banned for the match at St Jakob-Park.