In the latest Germany news, Marco Reus is adamant his side will beat South Korea in their final World Cup Group F game.
Die Mannschaft suffered a shock defeat in their opening 1-0 fixture against Mexico, a result that prompted criticism from around the world due to their ponderous play and poor defending.
Saturday saw them go 1-0 down to Sweden but despite having Jerome Boateng sent off, they fought back to win 2-1 courtesy of a brilliant stoppage-time winner from Toni Kroos.
That victory moved them onto three points, level with the Swedes, while Mexico lead the way on six.
It means they must win on Wednesday and face a South Korea team, who despite themselves not having a point, can still qualify if everything goes their way.
They are the severe underdogs though and Germany, who are 6/1 to defend their title with bet365, are the favourites to win in Kazan.
Reus came into the team for the clash against Sweden and is expected to keep his spot having only come off the bench against the Mexicans.
A victory would help ease the pressure currently around the campaign, following suggestions of a split between the players that has affected their performances in recent months.
The Koreans will look to exploit the uncertainty but Joachim Low’s side should have enough.
So much so, Reus feels that if his side play to their potential, they should cruise to a win.
“We know how fast the players in the South Korean national team are,” said the Borussia Dortmund forward.
“They can cause problems for us. But if we play freely and confidently, if we show combination football, if we keep the passion and energy with which we played against Sweden, then the victory should be ours.”