Brehme praises Özil but despises Vuvuzelas

German 1990 World Cup winner Andreas Brehme has praised his country’s performance against Australia in the 2010 World Cup.The 49-year-old retired defender said: “Germany’s performance (in the 4-0 win over Australia) was certainly the strongest seen in the tournament so far.”Speaking about today’s (Fri) clash against Serbia, he told Austrian online sports newspaper: “I cannot imagine they (Serbia) will cause us any problems – especially if they play as they did against Ghana.”Asked whether he agreed with former German national team star Lothar Matthäus and other pundits that the team did not miss injured captain Michael Ballack, Brehme said: “A player like Michael Ballack cannot be compensated for 100 per cent. But (Sami) Khedira did a very good job against Australia.”Brehme, who today works as an ambassador for the German Football Association (DFB), pointed out that the “more interesting” matches were to come from the round of the best 16.The former Inter star said Germany and Werder Bremen midfielder Mesut Özil all had chances to become one of the big stars of the current tournament Austria failed to qualify for.Asked what his point in the heated debate over the noisy Vuvuzela trumpets was, he only said: “I’m terribly annoyed by them. It’s unbearable!”Brehme also revealed he was permanently confronted with the highlight of his glorious career.”No matter where I am – at the airport or somewhere else. People mention my goal from the penalty spot in the 1990 World Cup final (Germany’s 1-0 victory over Argentina in Rome) to me almost everyday,” he said.