Warren Feeney insists there is the quality and desire in the Northern Ireland camp to upset the odds and qualify for the 2010 World Cup finals.
Few would have given Nigel Worthington's troops a chance of qualifying from a group that includes the likes of Slovakia, Poland and Czech Republic.
Following Wednesday's 1-0 success over Slovenia they currently top Group Three, although second-placed Slovakia are just a point behind and do have two games in hand.
However, that is not dampening midweek goalscoring hero Feeney's enthusiasm of qualifying for South Africa as he believes Worthington's side have the determination to finish the job.
"It would be phenomenal - we deserve something and for those fans and us players it would be incredible," explained Feeney.
"It's something you always want on your CV. It's something you want to do and to go to a World Cup would be everyone's dream.
"It's making that step up in class, but I think we've got that quality and desire. Good teams go to World Cup finals and we want to be one of those teams.
"There is a good will to win here and a good desire to go places and everyone has shown that we can handle the pressure."