Republic of Ireland's Andy Keogh insists pressure is on opponents Germany
Andy Keogh hopes the Republic of Ireland will be able to pull off a surprise when they face Germany on Friday.
Last Updated: 10/10/12 12:13pm
Both sides are looking to maintain 100% records in Group C of World Cup qualifying, with Sweden also unbeaten.
Germany have already beaten Austria and Faroe Islands in the group, and Joachim Low's side have not dropped a point in a qualifying campaign since a home draw with Finland in October 2009. They have not lost a qualification match in almost five years.
In spite this formidable record, Millwall striker Keogh believes that Ireland can make things difficult for their esteemed opponents, despite a less-than-assured 2-1 win over Kazakhstan last month.
"The pressure is on them to come and win, they are the ones everyone thinks are going to win the group," Keogh said.
"We have just got to go out, be disciplined, keep our shape, try to keep a clean sheet and just go from there.
"Germany are obviously going to be favourites to win the group and everyone will be saying the rest of us are battling it out for second place.
"But if we can get points from Germany, it would be a big plus towards qualifying for the World Cup.
"We just have to make sure we have got everything in our camp sorted and we know what we are doing and we apply on the pitch what the manager wants us to do, and we go from there.
"It's up to them to come and break us down and to beat us."
Ireland take on Germany in Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Friday evening.