"After that, everything is possible in football and we could go far. We are happy with the very fact that we are there.
"A lot of the top players from the generation of 98 have left the national side so it won't be the same.
"We have a got, in my opinion, a fairly tough group. So teams will play better against us and maybe they won't underestimate us.
"We will try our utmost to play well in the group, to get through the group and we'll see from there.
"I've been playing well for Portsmouth so I don't have any worries about having played Division One football going into the World Cup.
"We've got some really talented young players who are playing the best leagues in Europe - the Kovac brothers, Niko and Robert, who both play for Bayern Munich, Igor Tudor at Juventus, Boris Zivkovic at Bayer Leverkusen.
"They have all been playing in the best European leagues for the past few years so they already have experience of playing at a high level.