World Cup 2010: Germany’s Confidence Could Be Their Downfall – Australia’s Dario Vidosic

Complacency in die Mannschaft's ranks could be the friend of the Socceroos...
Dario Vidosic has explained that he feels Germany will underestimate the ability of Australia in their opening World Cup clash in Durban on June 13.

The attacking midfielder plies his trade in the Bundesliga with Nuernberg and feels he is well placed to judge the attitude of the German squad ahead of the fixture, in which the Castrol World Cup predictor believes the Europeans have a 47 per cent chance of winning. Vidosic believes die Mannschaft perceive their opening game to be an easy start, and as a result, he believes the Socceroos have a chance to take advantage.

"There’s been a lot of talk about how well they are going to do among the people in Germany and the expectations are high,” the former Brisbane Roar man told The World Game. “I wouldn’t be surprised if they are actually a little over confident right now going into their match against us.

"We’re happy with that because we rate ourselves pretty highly also and we thrive against teams that maybe think they don’t have to do too much to beat us."

After tackling Germany, Australia then face Ghana and Serbia in what should be a fiercely contested group.

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