Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso has declared that he fears no team at the World Cup finals in South Africa but noted that he would like to avoid Brazil until the latter stages of the tournament.
Alonso echoed coach Vicente del Bosque's sentiments by declaring that Germany look good after their four goal demolition of Australia on Sunday night but the Real Madrid star is confident la Furia Roja have what it takes to go all the way.
"I have no fear of anyone, but if we can avoid to Brazil, all the better. If we avoid them now we could face them in the final. We believe in ourselves but the title is far away.
"We should go slowly, first Switzerland and then two games of the first phase and then there is still a long way to go ... I hope we do not fail as in World Cup's of the past," he is quoted as saying by AS.
"We're here a few days now, soaking up the atmosphere of the World Cup and we can't wait to get started. We're seeing almost every game. I liked Germany, they have versatility and balanced players that know how to score."