Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi has declared they can go past tough World Cup first round foes Argentina and Croatia on their way to making history in Russia.
Just like the qualifying campaign, Nigeria are pitched in a tough-looking Group D at the tournament proper.
“I believe we can beat Argentina, Croatia and Iceland, if we really want it,” Mikel said on a special World Cup documentary.
“We want to make history, to do well.”
Nigeria have failed to go past the Round of 16 in their final appearance at the Mundial.
The former Chelsea star expressed confidence about the young Super Eagles.
“We have a very young team who want to go past the other teams in the group,” said the calming influence in the Nigeria midfield.
“Nobody wants to let the team down.”
The two-time African champions open their campaign in Russia on Saturday, June 16 against Croatia at Kaliningrad.