Slovakia coach Vladimir Weiss is determined his side will adopt an attacking approach when they face New Zealand in their Group F opening game on Tuesday.

The Slovaks open their 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ campaign against Ricki Herbert's outsiders and know a win will be crucial if they are to qualify from a group which also contains Italy and Paraguay.

We will try to win playing offensively and if we do that we have created a good starting point.

Vladimir Weiss, Slovakia coach

Weiss, whose team arrived in South Africa today, said: "We will try to win playing offensively and if we do that we have created a good starting point. But I also expect the same (approach) from our opponent.

"Although it will be tough match, I think we have a better team. Any failure by us will complicate the situation and it would mean in the other two games we would have to try something different."