The All Whites skipper Ryan Nelsen says New Zealand's hopes of flying under-the-rader into the World Cup have come unstuck somewhat following recent results.
Nelsen says it was only his group of players who knew they were a decent team.
Unfortunately now, with the results against Australia and Serbia, other teams are starting to realise that.
The central defender says they'll keep going about their business as they still have a lot of work to do before they get to South Africa.
Nelsen says this is by far the best team he's ever been involved in... they have a really nice balance around the squad now and they have a bit more depth as well.
The All Whites play Slovenia in a friendly on Saturday mornign before flying to South Africa.