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Sorensen wary of Japan threat

June 22, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Denmark goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen is expecting a difficult game against Japan on Thursday, in a match that will determine - in all probability - who will finish second to Netherlands in Group E.

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GettyImagesThomas Sorensen is not taking anything for granted after the victory over Cameroon

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Sorensen was on top form as Morten Olsen's side got their World Cup campaign back on track with a 2-1 victory against Cameroon on Saturday, making a string of saves to deny the Indimtable Lions.

And he admits that while Denmark must go for the win becaue of Japan's superior goal difference, it would be dangerous to underestimate the Blue Samurai.

"We saw a bit of Japan's match against Holland," Sorensen said. "It's going to be a different game, they are a lot more organised than Cameroon, maybe not as individually skilled but they are similar to us, they work as a team.

"It's going to be a difficult game, they'll run their socks off, but it's down to us to break them down. They'll probably be looking for some counter-attacks so we need to be disciplined, but we also need a goal. We need to break them down because we need to win. I'm sure the manager will have a plan."