WORLD CUP 2010: Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic insists Serbia can bounce back and shock Germany

14 June 2010 03:31
Confident: Branislav Ivanovic says Serbia can still give Germany a game despite their defeat to Ghana [LNB]Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic believes Serbia can recover from their World Cup opening 1-0 defeat against Ghana on Sunday and stun Germany in the next game.[LNB]Asamoah Gyan's 84th-minute penalty settled the match in favour of the Black Stars after Serbia had been reduced to 10 men when Aleksandar Lukovic picked up a second booking.[LNB]Serbia now face an uphill battle to make it through to the last 16 and they face a real fight on their hands in their next Group D outing against Germany, who thrashed Australia 4-0, on Friday.[LNB]Ivanovic conceded it was a major blow to lose their opening match but is optimistic his side can turn things around ahead of the clash against the Germans in Port Elizabeth.[LNB]He said: 'When you lose it's very difficult, we were playing our first game of the World Cup against a very strong team and we lost, but we have the power to recover after this game and prepare well for the next game.'[LNB]Ivanovic also still has faith his side can secure one of the top two berths in Group D and a place in the knockout stages.[LNB]'We have to think like that. We are here out at the World Cup to show how anything is possible. Germany, of course, are a very strong team so we have to show that we can play against the big teams.'[LNB] WORLD CUP 2010: Serbia 0 Ghana 1 - Asamoah Gyan's late penalty punishes crazy handball by Zdravko KuzmanovicGermany 4 Australia 0: Aussies battered as Lukas Podolski sparks German stroll [LNB] [LNB]  

Source: Daily_Mail