I agree, you must show a healthy disrespect and never bow to the big ones. Make them worry slowly! Venezuelans are good at as well.
In example: The match between Brasil and Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire), even the Ivoirienne were defeated but they try, try, try and gave a hard time to the Brazilians.
Originally Posted by Pollyanna
But the balance tipped too far to the respect side and they ended up being overawed. The trick in sport when playing someone better is to to get the balance between respect and mongrel dog cussedness. That's normally what Australians are good at.