Find out why Netherlands midfielder says, "Australia will be tougher than Spain"

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Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder looks ahead to their Group B clash with Australia and insists it will be harder than Spain.

Netherlands midfielder, Wesley Sneijder has wowed the media after stating that the Australia game will be tougher than playing Spain. 

Spain are the current World and European champions, yet the Netherlands found themselves cruising to a 5-1 victory over Vicente del Bosque's side. 

As the Netherlands prepare to face Australia in what would seem a 3 point certainty, the Galatasaray midfielder has sent out a warning, "It's possible that Australia will be a more difficult match than Spain. I don't think we have ever beaten Australia we have played them 3 times and haven't won. So it will be a difficult match, we all know this, especially after the 5-1 victory everyone thinks we will approach this game lightly but we wont." 

Sneijder was a key player in Netherlands demolition of the Spanish as he carved open opportunities for Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie to pounce onto. The Manchester United transfer target denies that his country will find it easy against Australia who were desperately unlucky to lose 3-1 to South-American side, Chile.

Australia will possess threats of their own as Tim Cahill proved to be a handful in the air against Chile, dominating areal challenges and scoring from a cross, Australia will look to bombard the Dutch box with crosses and set-pieces. 

However, Sniejder has said that his team is well prepared and will be ready for the test, he added, "We know what to do, we know how to play against their team and they may end up playing defensively against us". The Netherlands may be given licence to roam in the game where Australia hold back, but Sneijder has told his team-mates that it will be no easy task to break down the Socceroo's. 

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