So says midfielder Michael Barlow, sensational in the Dockers' 15-point qualifying final upset of Geelong on Saturday which puts them within one victory of a maiden grand final appearance.
Barlow was clearly best afield.
His three goals and 32 touches headlined a Fremantle midfield which bettered the best engine room of the past six years in spectacular fashion in hostile territory.
"It's the biggest opportunity of our careers, but that's exactly what it is - it's an opportunity, not a guarantee," Barlow said of the win which gives the Dockers a week off and a priceless home preliminary final.
"I think that was (our most significant win as a group). I couldn't be prouder of the guys. We've built a real chemistry and our consistency to get the job done has been a lot better.
"We've been trying to strive to be like (Geelong's midfield) over the last period that we've been together.
"I think our will to win and will to go to the end was second to none."
Barlow himself knows much about persistence and beating the odds.
Finally given a chance at AFL level aged 22 following several rejections, the late bloomer starred in his first senior season with the Dockers in 2010 before a sickening leg break put him out of the game for nearly a year.
Eventually Barlow fought his way to top form.
Under coach Ross Lyon he has blossomed further - proving his big-match credentials in the hottest of cauldrons in the 12.15 (87) to 9.18 (72) victory.
Geelong had only lost one match in the previous six years at Simonds Stadium.
But Barlow said one of Lyon's greatest gifts was building great belief in his players - and they had not dwelt on the controversial late decision to give the Cats' a final in Geelong.
"Just the ability to concentrate on the next moment and concentrate on what we can control," Barlow said of what the former St Kilda coach had brought to a club which has had little success in its 19-year history.
"A lot was made about playing at Simonds Stadium, but not internally ... it's just a football ground. The biggest challenge was always going to be the Geelong Football Club and talent they've got.
"We came out with a lot of belief."