Matt Hummels insists Germany are focused on clinching the Euro 2016 despite facing wide-spread criticism.
Speaking to ESPN the newly-signed Bayern Munich centre-back highlighted the magnitude of winning the tournament – which will see the Germans complete a historic achievement of winning both the World Cup and the European Championship.
"It would be very big again, of course. If you manage to win both tournaments that's all you can achieve as a national team player."
"It's a very big goal for us this tournament. We're focused to get it done," Hummels said.
Joachim Löw's side face Slovakia in the last-16 after completing their Group C campaign in style by defeating Northern Ireland to secure top spot after a totally dominant performance but still faced criticism for their lack of instinct in the final third.
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The 27-year-old highlighted the all-round quality that the Germans possess and despite their vast quality – the robust defender remained realistic, stating that every game cannot be won..
"We have big quality in our team, very good quality "We have many good individual players and we have a good defence, of course, as a base. It will be hard to beat us."
"It's always the same. If we don't win a game there are 10,000 things you have to criticise in Germany. At the end of the day you'll never win every game."