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Forde: Germany's arrogance can be their biggest weakness

13 October 2014

Millwall keeper targets Euro win

Millwall goalkeeper David Forde believes that the Republic of Ireland have a great opportunity to inflict a second successive defeat on World Cup winners Germany when the two teams lock horns in Tuesday night's Euro 2016 Group D qualifier in Gelsenkirchen.
Whilst Fordey registered barely four touches of the ball during the Republic's 7-0 win against Gibralter on Saturday, Germany slipped to a surprise 2-0 defeat to Poland - a result that has thrown the group wide open.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport he said: "I'm anticipating to be a bit busier than Saturday. They are a fantastic outfit and world champions. After we played them last time, you just knew they were going to be difficult to beat in that World Cup.

"They are a typical German side - efficient, quick, powerful and big. They are in a bit of transitional period and have lost a lot of big players.

"We go there on the back of six points in the bag. We could have been coming into this campaign where it could have been over by Christmas so we have given ourselves a great chance. If we can go there and get a result we would be on the pig's back.

"One of the biggest strengths of the German is their arrogance and their confidence, but also it can be their biggest weakness as well.

If we can get a goal, and unsettle them, we are a good outfit at the moment and play with some good tempo so it should make for an interesting game."

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