Berlin: Germany coach Joachim Low says his side are hungry to win Euro 2016 this summer.
The world champions are among the favourites to triumph in France this summer and Low believes his squad are desperate to emulate Spain by winning a second major tournament in a row, despite a few stumbles in qualifying.
“I believe that players like Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels, who now lead the side with Manuel Neuer, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sami Khedira, will get the team on course. This team wants to be crowned European champions,” he told Stern magazine.
Low dismissed the importance of his side’s unconvincing form in qualifying and friendly matches and insisted they would be ready when the ball gets rolling in France.
“I’ve been coach of Germany for a long time now and in spite of all of our friendly and qualifying games, it’s the tournaments which give me the greatest motivation,” he said.
“We want to prove ourselves once again and confirm our success.
“Once you’ve had this feeling of glory, then it’s something which drives you on to feel it again. I want this pressure; I need it in order to get even better. I even enjoy the pressure to a certain extent.”