Mertesacker - We'll succeed
Per Mertesacker is confident of Germany having Euro glory despite their 5-3 defeat to Switzerland.
By Hayley Paterson
Last Updated: 27/05/12 4:55pm
Per Mertesacker is still confident of Germany's chances in Euro 2012 despite being on the receiving end of a 5-3 defeat to Switzerland.
The Arsenal defender and Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels proved to be an unsteady central pairing as the Swiss ran riot in Saturday's shocking result in Basel.
But with the European Championship almost a fortnight away, centre-back Mertesacker was not panicking about Germany's poor performance and expects Joachim Low's team to come good when it matters in June.
"Yesterday was very disappointing for us but we're looking forward to the tournament," the 27-year-old told Sky Sports News.
"It's in two weeks and we'll be in good shape I think."
Germany face a tough group with Portugal, Denmark and Holland all standing in their way of advancing to the knock-out stages of the competition.
But having been runners-up to Spain in the 2008 championship and reaching the semi-finals of 2010's World Cup, Mertesacker believes this will only stand them in good stead for potential tournament success.
"It's the toughest group in the Euros but we have great experience in the last few tournaments," said the former Werder Bremen defender.
"Therefore we are very confident and hopefully we can do a good job."