Schurrle: Germany can win Euro 2012

Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle believes Germany have what it takes to emerge triumphant at next summer's European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.

Two Germany young guns and a veteran celebrate.

Schurrle, who has been capped eight times by national team coach Joachim Low, is part of a new breed of German youngsters who have taken European football by storm recently.

Following the success of Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira and Thomas Muller at last year's World Cup in South Africa, Low has blooded even more youngsters in the lead-up to Euro 2012.

Schurrle, Mario Gotze and Mats Hummels are just some of the players that have been handed their chances by Low, and almost all of them have repaid their coach's faith, winning all eight of their qualifiers prior to Friday's trip to Turkey, and racking up 28 goals along the way.

Now fairly used to success with the national side, Schurrle is insistent that Germany have what it takes to win Europe's biggest prize in Poland and Ukraine next summer.

"We've got a really good side and could achieve something very special," Schurrle told FIFA.com. "Everything is right on and off the pitch.

"The coach and his staff are doing some great work with us players, and we can all be very proud."

Nonetheless, Schurrle insisted the German team was not about to get ahead of themselves, especially with a number of sides looking equally dangerous.

"Germany are always among the favourites at major tournaments.

"We want to bring the next European Championship trophy back home, but it's going to be tough because there are five or six other nations with the exact same goal and the quality to win the tournament.

"For me, personally, just taking part would be a real highlight, but there's a lot of hard work ahead."

Despite only having eight caps to his name, Schurrle has already managed four goals for Germany, and is looming as an integral part of Low's future plans.



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