Germany head coach Joachim Löw believes France, Netherlands, England and Italy are superior to the 2014 World Cup champions with the current national team still undergoing a transition.
“The development both individually and as a team is not yet complete,” Löw told the official DFB website. “In a tournament, it also depends on how the players react, what the energy is like in the dressing room and whether there are injuries.
“We will prepare well, we want to play attractive football and of course we hope to survive the group stage. However, it’s easy to forget that there are teams that have been playing together for a long time and are therefore one step ahead of us, teams like France, the Netherlands, England and Italy,” added Löw.
“Our team still has to develop. As the coach of this team, I believe we have a great foundation with a lot of quality and we can compete for a title in the future. We won’t be one of the favourites at Euro 2020.”