Troisi: Socceroos not taking Kyrgyzstan lightly

Socceroos attacker James Troisi insists his team are treating their World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan the same way they did playing world champions Germany.

The Socceroos are hot favourites to claim three points in Bishkek on Tuesday to begin their qualifying campaign with a win.

But Troisi is unwilling to look too far ahead, insisting the focus and preparation was the same as the friendly against Germany in March – when the Socceroos earned a 2-2 draw.

"It's definitely not going to be easy," he told FFA TV.

"We're going to go into every game, prepare the same way we did for the Asian Cup, Germany etc.

"Doesn't matter who we're playing, we're going to prepare in the right way and set our standards very high."

Kyrgyzstan opened their campaign with a 3-1 win over Bangladesh in Dhaka on Thursday.

With a few video sessions still to do on their opposition, Troisi said that win was sure to give Aleksandr Krestinin's men a boost.

"They'll be confident coming into the game," he said.

"But we'll do a bit more research and a few more video sessions on them and obviously we'll take every team I guess preparing the same way we did against a Germany or a Holland.

"We won't take any risks, make sure we're doing what we want to do and play the same style we want to play and obviously respect the opposition."