Andres Iniesta has left Barcelona but he has another big tournament to play this summer at the World Cup before going to Japan and believes that they can fight for the title.
"We have a good team, a good mix of young people and those with more experience," he said.
"We will go with a lot of expectation, I think we had two warnings at the European Championships and in Brazil which means that we have our feet on the ground.
"We will go step by step and we do the things right then we will be fighting for the title."
Iniesta denies that he will have difficulty adapting to a drop in level in Japan and said that he had gone because he liked the project and also the opportunities it offered on a personal level.
A key player in a golden era for Barcelona and Spain, Iniesta announced last week that he was joining Vissel Kobe.
"For me what convinced me was the project in every sense," he told Spanish television.
"I liked the project and how they put it to me. I hope that I have not made a mistake and it doesn't give me vertigo to go there.
"I like the idea on a family level as well and also so that it will allow me to grow as a person and learn culturally. I believe that it is something very positive for my future.
"My family are behind me. My father is the one who will find it most difficult as he does not fly and so we will have to sort something out there."
Iniesta revealed how difficult it was to leave Barcelona.
"It was very demanding both physically and mentally," he continued.
"My body was telling me that I had given everything, it was more painful to me than anyone else that I couldn't go on for another year or two, but it was the honest decision."