Organisation is key - Ziegler

  • By: Carl Markham, Press Association Sport, Polokwane
  • Last Updated: June 18 2010, 17:35 BST

Switzerland defender Reto Ziegler believes the team's solid organisation will be a major factor in helping them qualify for the knockout stages.

Switzerland stunned European champions Spain.

The Swiss sprang a surprise 1-0 win over favourites and reigning European champions Spain this week and the former Tottenham left-back felt their pragmatic approach was key.

"I think our strength is the organisation of the team. They had a lot of ball possession but we knew that [would happen] before the game," he said.

"I think the difference was in the organisation of Switzerland. We played well and we were more aggressive in the one against one.

"They wanted to play well against us but it was hard for them."

The Sampdoria defender said that victory had given them confidence to face fellow Group H leaders Chile on Monday.

"Beating Spain is a good feeling. The first game in the tournament is always hard so we are all proud to have won this game against one of the best teams in the world," he added.

"Now we have to concentrate on playing well against Chile because it's not good to win against Spain and then play a bad game the second time.

"We know we did something big and we all proud for the country but now we have to concentrate against Chile this will be another hard game."