Switzerland can make history against Argentina, claims Hitzfeld

The 65-year-old believes his team can spring a surprise against the South Americans in their World Cup clash, insisting they have "nothing to lose"

Ottmar Hitzfeld has stressed that Switzerland will not change their approach when they come up against Argentina in their World Cup second round tie and believes "anything is possible".

The South Americans are among the favourites to win this summer's tournament and will be expected to knock out the Swiss in Tuesday's last 16 clash in Sao Paulo.

Hitzfeld will end his illustrious coaching career when Switzerland's campaign comes to an end, but the German is not ready to go home just yet as he attempts to mastermind a famous win at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

And the 65-year-old has vowed to adopt the same tactics that have served him so well during his Switzerland tenure, adding that he believes his team can spring a surprise against Alejandro Sabella's men.

"We will remain true to our philosophy," he told the Swiss Football Association's website. 

"That is, we want to build on our good organisation and compactness, accept duels and quickly switch from winning the ball in defence to attack. 

"I am convinced that we have opportunities. We are the clear outsiders but we have nothing to lose and much to gain. 

"We can make history on Tuesday. Each player has the chance of his personal history being accompanied by a large chapter. In one game, anything is possible."