No Argentine has earned the top goalscorer award since Mario Kempes fired in six goals en route to glory as tournament hosts in 1978, with Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta and Hernan Crespo having since finished as runners-up.
Aguero did not score when he made his World Cup debut four years ago but he has faith that 2014 will be the year he shines on the global stage, having struck 28 times for Manchester City this season.
"Of course I can win the Golden Boot! It's there to be won," the 25-year-old said in a new self-interview to mark the launch of PUMA Tricks.
"We could also win the World Cup but it won't be easy!"
Aguero might be considered among the best footballers in the world but he knows his limits - specifically, he tries to avoid dribbling trickery.
"I always wanted to try to copy the stepover, but one day I tried to do it in training and just fell over so I stopped trying to do it," he said. "Now I just play my own game."
Aguero is among a number of global superstars who will be sporting the new PUMA Tricks boots in Brazil this summer.
For more information on the PUMA Tricks boot and Nature of Believing, visit PUMA FC.