Sami Khedira says the current form of the World Champions Germany does not make them the favourites for Euro Cup title.
Germany ended up as the top place holders in Group D in the qualifying round, but, the teams in that group were not of very high level and thus, they can’t take too much out of those performances.
The top teams that Germany has faced after World Cup, they have lost against most of them and that’s why Khedira finds himself a little bothered.
The holding midfielder was quoted as saying, “Our game has to go up if we have to contend for Euro title. Playing like we have played of late, the chances are minimal if I speak honestly.”
“We have to start playing as a team. It’s something we have failed to do. If we play as a team and play to our full potential, then there’s no doubt we will be tough opponents for anyone.”
Khedira also pointed out the need of respect for one another within the group.
In the words of the 28-year old, “You must have respect for your teammates. If the respect is not there, it’s difficult.”
“You would not want to go to a big stage with 23 guys who prioritise their egos over anything else, but, it doesn’t concern me as we have gelled well in previous tournaments.”
Khedira was in Germany’s squad in World Cup, but, unfortunately, he had to stay out of final as he sustained a minor injury while warming up ahead of that game.
He was, however, one of the scorers for Germany in their massive win in the semis against the hosts Brazil.
Khedira has been capped on 57 occasions for Germany so far and he has 5 goals to his name.