Dutch born Ghanaian forward Manny Duku is confident that Inverness can challenge for the Scottish Championship title.
The talented attacker insists he and his colleagues must just believe in themselves that they can do it and go all out for the ultimate.
“As a footballer, you play games to win leagues. If you’re here but don’t believe you can win the league or think you’re not good enough, then I don’t know what you’re playing for.” Duku told the Press Journal
“Everyone here in the changing room is 100% sure of what we’re capable of. We train with each other and show it on the pitch.
“But we don’t get too far ahead of ourselves and just take it game by game.
“If you’re strong mentally, it’s important. It is a long season with ups and downs. When down, you just stay focused and mentally strong.
“We’re all human beings and when things are going well, obviously sometimes you can get carried away.
“The management is brilliant with that in keeping us all grounded.
“They have had those experiences in their careers and in their lives where things look good now, but that doesn’t mean they will end well.
“We enjoy the moment, but we don’t go over the top.”
The 28-year-old attacker further mentioned that the morale at Inverness is very high and they have self believe to achieve their goals for the season.
“As a team, we certainly don’t lack confidence and we know the teams we have played have been the teams who have aspirations to be up there in the league as well.
“We believe in ourselves and work hard as a team. On the pitch we’ve shown we can take anyone on.”
Duku has played six games so far this season as Inverness sit on top of the Scottish second tier league with sixteen points.