"I can tell you that the scouting experts here at Arsenal, say to me Per, you want to do it I have the bookmaker my money set on you Germans," said the centre-back, speaking to De Zeit.
"Many of us are in the prime of their careers. After all those second and third-place finishes, the motivation is higher than the fear of failure.
"They [the nation] think we will go out to Spain or Italy, I know, but I don't share that feeling."
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