Reigning champions are set to face Mexico in their first match of the tournament at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.

“There is nothing better for a footballer than to play at a World Cup, and, of course [our] players feel the tension. But at a tournament like this you should take it one step at a time. Right now we are focusing on Mexico and I am sure we will get off to a good start at the tournament,” Low told journalists.

The head coach added that although Germany was unlikely to win the World Cup two times in a row, his team’s ambitions had not changed since the previous tournament Brazil.

Germany will also play Sweden in Sochi on June 23 and South Korea in Kazan on June 27 as a part of Group F matches.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will last till July 15, with the games set to be played at 12 stadiums across 11 Russian cities.