Chuba Akpom says Arsenal's NextGen Series victory at Inter Milan proves they can go all the way in the competition.
Terry Burton's side delivered a display full of poise and promise on Wednesday to knock out last year's winners thanks to Nico Yennaris' goal.
Having successfully dealt with extremely challenging conditions in Italy, Akpom says confidence is high within the group.
When we saw the pitch we knew it would be hard from the very beginning but we stuck together as a team and battled through
"It's the best feeling ever. When we saw the pitch we knew it would be hard from the very beginning but we stuck together as a team and battled through. We are all buzzing now," he told Arsenal.com.
"Normally we are taught to play technical, passing football but we had to adapt because the pitch was so bad and the weather so bad. We showed that not only do we have the technical side to our game, we also have the characteristics to be tough when we need to.
"We know we can win [the competition]. We have the players, we have the quality and the only way is forward for us. We are getting stronger and stronger.
"When you go through games like this, it just brings the team closer. We all want to win, we are all champions and this just bonds us together even more."Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 7 Mar 2013