Low - Spoiled for choice
Germany coach admits he will struggle to pick 23 for Euro 2012
Last Updated: October 31, 2011 3:53pm
Joachim Low: Germany coach has too many quality players to pick from
Germany coach Joachim Low has admitted he has a difficult task to pick 23 players for his Euro 2012 squad.
Germany cruised through qualification for next summer's championships in Poland and Ukraine, winning all 10 of their fixtures.
The 51-year-old feels he has an embarrassment of riches to choose from and will struggle having to leave some quality players behind.
Low told the DFB's official website: "We have a good 30 or so players who tick all the boxes and meet our expectations.
"So I will have a few difficult decisions to make, and some bad news to announce."
Germany finished third at the last World Cup having been knocked out by eventual winners Spain in the semi-finals.
They face Ukraine on 7th November and the Netherlands four days later in friendlies and Low wants to end the year on a winning note.
"We want to finish the year on a high. These kinds of matches are not just friendlies. But I'll be giving chances to a few younger players."
Germany's last major tournament win came in England at Euro 96, but Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil believes that could all change.
Ozil said: "I look at things positively because we have a very young team that is hungry for success.
"We've won our 10 (qualifying) matches - obviously our aim now is to win the trophy, and I'm sure that's something we can achieve."
Low added: "Records fade, but titles remain. Our dream is to triumph at Euro 2012, but we can't just focus on Spain and the Netherlands.
"We have to pay close attention to class teams like England, France and Italy."