(GSM) – Fulham star Mark Schwarzer feels that the new World Cup ball would test goalkeepers to their optimum, especially at altitude.
But the Australia and Fulham shot-stopper is grateful that he has 19 days of preparation in South Africa before their opening game against Germany on June 13.
Schwarzer, who is likely to face Denmark in a warm-up match tomorrow in Johannesburg after recovering from a thumb injury, said: “The ball is difficult.
“You have got to take time to adjust to it. That’s why being here so much earlier is enabling us to do that.
“It’s not pretty but everyone is in the same boat and you just have to get on with it.”