Belgium open their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a difficult home match against Germany on Friday and the Rode Duivels will have to put in a top performance if they are to record a good result.
"Our preparation for the game against Germany has been excellent. I expect a Belgian team that is extremely motivated to qualify for Euro 2012. This could be an interesting story for Belgium," said defender Vincent Kompany to Sporza.
"Germany are a very strong team with some very humble players who are not looking to show-boat. They're not just a couple of good individual players. However, it could be an advantage for us that our players are relatively unknown."
Arsenal star Thomas Vermaelen agreed with his Belgium team-mate that the Germans pose a threat, but he's eager to start the qualifying campaign.
"I don't care that we start the campaign with two difficult matches. You have to meet every opponent twice and it doesn't matter when you do so. I have a positive feeling about the game against Germany. It's crucial for us to put in a disciplined performance and to communicate with each other," said Vermaelen.