Scotland head coach Andy Robinson has targeted improvement "across the board" ahead of his first RBS 6 Nations campaign in the hotseat.
But he believes his team can beat anyone in the world after watching them claim the scalp of Australia in his second match in charge.
Scotland missed the chance to complete a rare clean sweep of autumn series victories when they lost 9-6 against Argentina on Saturday.
But a 9-8 triumph over the Wallabies, which followed a comfortable victory over Fiji, has given him belief that Scotland can make their mark in the RBS 6 Nations.
“We have the ability to beat anybody on the day,” Robinson told www.scottishrugby.org. “It’s about being able to control the game throughout the 80 minutes.
“Our defence has really improved and if we get that defensive effort in every game, we will be in a position to beat anybody. But we have got to be more clinical.”
Robinson was pleased that Scotland were in a position to win his third match in charge but he has pinpointed several areas that need developing.
“We have to improve across the board,” he added. “Leadership is going well but again we’re looking for that to improve in the next couple of months.
“Individual skills, fitness and game understanding - these are the four areas that we have targeted.”
Scotland begin their RBS 6 Nations campaign at home to France on February 7 and Robinson is determined to hit the ground running.
“We should be confident,” the former England boss said. “We have got belief and we’re not fearing anybody.
“But it’s about having a huge start against France and having a Murrayfield crowd that are there ready to support the team and get behind the team.
“The support for all three games has been really pleasing, particularly the Australia game where they were right behind the team. It’s vital we have a full house at Murrayfield and I have no doubt the squad are ready to perform.”