England number one Paul Robinson is far from enamoured with the new World Cup football.
The ball features no stitching and is the most technical ball ever used at finals.
However, the Tottenham goalkeeper does not think it will aid him or the other shot-stoppers at the finals.
"The ball is very keeper unfriendly," he told Sky Sports News.
"It is a different ball, obviously there is no stitching on the ball - it is actually glued together in two panels and it is more like a water polo ball or volleyball.
"It is very light and moves a lot in the air, it also has a plastic casing around it and so when it is wet it is not ideal for goalkeepers, but it is something we have to deal with.
"New balls are brought out all of the time that are not goalkeeper friendly, like this one."
Robinson is now number one for England having taken over from David James and it will be the Yorkshireman's first World Cup finals.
"I am very excited, and I am anticipating an excellent tournament and hopefully a successful one," he continued.
"We can't wait for the first game to get started, training is now starting with Paraguay in mind and for the first time we will look at them.
"It will be a very proud moment for me as a footballer and person, it is something I have always wanted to do."
Robinson is not fazed in anyway about being number one.
"I see it as just a natural progression in my career, I have been number one for a couple of years and have enjoyed it," he added.
"This is the next stage in my development as a goalkeeper and a person."
The former Leeds man is also confident of success going into the finals.
"We know we have quality players and we don't want to underachieve," he said.
"The nation expects and not more so than this year, we have got hardly any injuries other than the obvious [Wayne Rooney] and hopefully that will be resolved.
"We have got a very strong squad, and there is no reason on merit why we shouldn't be in the top four or five of the world.
"We have to be relaxed, the expectation is there, but nobody expects more than the manager or ourselves.
"If it goes wrong nobody hurts more than the squad of players and manager."