Robert Snodgrass is adamant Scotland are not just going along for the ride as he looks forward to the 2014 World Cup qualifying opener against Serbia at Hampden on Saturday.
Craig Levein's side face Macedonia on Tuesday night in the second of their home double-header and also have to negotiate Belgium, Croatia and Wales if they are to qualify for the finals of a major tournament for the first time since the 1998 World Cup in France.
It is a tough-looking ask for the Tartan Army, but, speaking at Scotland's Mar Hall training base on the outskirts of Glasgow, the Norwich forward said: "The best countries in the world go and do it (qualify) every time they are called upon. We are not here to make up the numbers."
Snodgrass added: "There is a firm belief about this squad that we can go and pick up maximum points and qualify.
"There is a good mood about the camp, there always has been every time I have been here.
"We have a job to do as footballers and we will approach each game thinking we can win it.
"It starts on Saturday and everybody is raring to go."