Germany first to the hotels
Germany insist they will not under-estimate the threat posed by Wales but have already made plans for South Africa.
Last Updated: 14/10/08 5:16pm
Germany insist they will not under-estimate the threat posed by Wales in their World Cup qualifier but have already made plans to book their hotel for the finals in South Africa.
The unbeaten Germans head Group 4 by a point from Wales going into Wednesday night's clash in Monchengladbach but were held to a goalless draw by John Toshack's side last season.
"We need the three points and then we will be able to go to South Africa to look at hotels and plan our training and organise the preparation for the finals," said general manager Oliver Bierhoff.
"Wales always make it difficult for the team who maybe people feel are the number one in the group. And we can see that the team has John Toshack's fingerprints all over it.
"But this time against them we will play at a faster pace, we will dictate the play and we will not leave Wales time to breathe."
Captain Michael Ballack is an injury doubt for the Germans but free-scoring striker Miroslav Klose is determined to make amends for the result the last time the teams met in qualifying for Euro 2008.
"In Frankfurt we relented too easily, this time we will be relentless," Klose said.
"Last time it was a mistake, now we will not be taking things lightly and we will have to go that extra mile, like we did against the Russians."