Germany head coach Joachim Low said on Saturday he was sure that his team would get off to a good start at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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.