AZ Alkmaar were beaten 4-0 by the Spaniards on Thursday, bowing out of the Europa League quarter-finals 5-2 on aggregate.

Holman, who was replaced at halftime in the game due to injury, told the club's website their attention would now turn to the domestic title.

AZ are currently second in the Eredivisie, a point behind leaders Ajax Amsterdam who are the in-form side in the Netherlands.

"We are still very much in the race," Holman said who will leave AZ at the end of the season for Aston Villa.

"Therefore I believe we can win the national title. We are certainly not hopeless. As long as we theoretically have a chance, I will give everything to the cause."

Holman also said AZ should hold their heads high for their European campaign despite their disappointing exit on Thursday.

"We have done a fantastic job. Nobody had thought we'd do this," he said. "Everyone thought that we are against Anderlecht and Udinese so we'd get knocked out in the group stage, but we went on.

"At home we won against Valencia, which no Dutch team had ever succeeded in. So I'm not afraid of a backlash in the coming weeks.

"We're disappointed, but tomorrow we have a moment with each other. When we finally look back on this whole European series, we can be proud."

Holman bemoaned Adil Rami's two first-half goals on Thursday, which came from setpieces.

"It's just a shame that we have conceded two goals while we were playing pretty good," he said. "Look, if we were playing poorly and they scored two fantastic goals, then there is still something to be said but they were just two goals from a corner. That's a shame."

On the setpieces, he added: "You train for it and watch images of their matches, so you have to know what will happen. However, such a goal, two even, that's just crap."

He added: "We went into this game with a good feeling, but we were punished."

Holman's AZ aren't in action this weekend, as the Dutch Cup final takes place on Sunday between PSV and Heracles.