Keisuke Honda has insisted that Japan are certain they can get through their World Cup group.
The Asian nation have been drawn in Group C alongside Colombia, Ivory Coast an Greece for the tournament.
And the Milan playmaker believes that his team can shock the naysayers and go far in Brazil.
“Firstly, we can 100 percent get through our group,” he told Nikkan Sports Daily.
“After that anything can happen at a World Cup. We're good enough now to reach the quarter-finals.
“Obviously we all need to stay fit but if we do the basics right 100 percent, no mistakes, we can get to the quarter-finals. From there we can make miracles happen.
“Do you believe in miracles or do you make them happen. If we only believe in miracles and that basis disappears, it will be difficult to get through our group."
“I'm not talking idealistically, I'm being realistic. That's where the past 10 days of training will pay off.”
Should Japan make it to the Last 16, they will face one of England, Italy, Uruguay or Costa Rica.