Davidson: Dutch wary of Socceroos

Ange Postecoglou's young squad have been written off in most quarters as likely Group B whipping boys in Brazil.

But Davidson has experienced first-hand just how the Dutch feel about being grouped with the Australia.

The Socceroos have never lost to the Netherlands in three previous meetings and the 22-year-old left-back believes the Oranje are wary of taking on the new-look green and gold.

"They are a team that's in transition and have quite a lot of young players like us," he said.

"I don't think they are coming into the tournament taking anything for granted. They believe that when they play Australia it's going to be a tough game.

"We're a bit of unknown to them because we have a lot of faces that not many people in the world of football know.

"Because they have a young team my perception is they won't come into the World Cup arrogant. They are young and they are trying to prove a point like we are."

Davidson's compatriot Tommy Oar is an Australian plying his trade in the Netherlands with Utrecht.

The two left-sided players have forged a strong combination and have the potential to cement those spots in the national team for years to come.

"I've known Tommy for a while from the young national teams so I think we have a great chemistry and playing in Holland we have a good vibe," Davidson said.

"We've seen each other, we know how we play, when I've got days off and he's playing I watch his games so I think the chemistry's good and playing in the same country helps.

"If we get it right for years to come we can make those positions ours and we can play for a lot of years together.

"It's going to be hard work from both of us and we have to make sure individually we do our job. I think we've gelled well against Ecuador so the potential is there."