Kezman glad for tough group
By Robbie Thorne. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Serbia & Montenegro's Mateja Kezman believes that their role as the underdogs will suit the team this World Cup.
Atletico Madrid's former Chelsea forward appreciates his side have a tough task after being drawn in the Group of Death alongside Argentina, Holland and Ivory Coast.
"We are really happy there is no pressure this time because we have been drawn in the toughest group in the tournament," striker Kezman commented.
"I know the Dutch will be wary of us, I know their players very well and I'm sure they won't underestimate us.
"We must also keep in mind that getting past the group stage will not be easy for us, although I'm confident we have the ability to get through."
The Atletico striker has been enjoying the sun and the training sessions and feels ready to play in the World Cup.
"I feel very relaxed and raring to go, we are looking forward to what should be a great World Cup in Germany and want to enjoy every minute of it," he enthused.
Although the country underwent a referendum on Sunday that voted for the independence of Serbia, Fifa have instructed Serbia & Montenegro to play as a unified team to avoid complicating the World Cup.
However, Montenegro are willing to go it alone in future tournaments.