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Mainz Captain Nikolce Noveski Wary Of Stuttgart Threat

Bundesliga surprise package Mainz take on struggling Stuttgart on Saturday and skipper Nikolce Noveski has warned his men not to underestimate the Schwaben.

"Stuttgart's place in the table does not in any way represent the quality within the team and their potential," Noveski was quoted as saying on the official Stuttgart website.

"They have a good side, with a lot of very good individual players, and they belong further up the table.

"Aside from that, they also have a new trainer. I'm quite sure they will be doing everything in their power to win. One thing is clear, it will be a very tough game for us.

"I was a bit surprised with our good performances in the first half of the season, just like everybody else.

"We always had the feeling that we could repeat and continue our good performances from last season but I don't think anyone expected us to have the sort of success we had."

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