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Thomas warns World Cup opponents
Published : 14 May 2010 11:42:00
Hendry Thomas has warned Honduras' World Cup opponents not to take them for granted as they attempt to fight their way out of Group H. Wigan midfielder Thomas and his compatriots will find themselves pitched into battle with reigning European champions Spain, as well as Chile and Switzerland, when the tournament starts in South Africa next month. However, they are not writing off their chances of making it through to the second phase of the competition. The 25-year-old told his club's official website: "We are probably one of the less fancied teams in our group but it doesn't mean to say that we don't fancy ourselves. We think we have a chance. "It's not that we don't respect our opponents but we certainly don't fear them. I suppose the main objective first of all against Spain is to stop them playing and put a break on their tactics. But that doesn't mean we cannot make a nuisance of ourselves and hurt them on the counter. "What you will notice about us is that we play football in an entertaining way. We like to entertain the fans and I think we play a skilful brand of football. No matter who we play against, you will see that we try to enjoy our game. Tactically we might differ depending on the opposition but the main ethic is to go out and entertain."