Reus - Destiny in our hands

Germany confident they can claim Euro 2012 crown

Marco Reus: Believes Germany have what it takes to win Euro 2012

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Marco Reus believes the Euro 2012 crown is Germany's for the taking, with it up to the players to ensure that a glorious opportunity does not go to waste.

Joachim Low's side have been the most consistent side throughout the European Championship campaign, with a perfect record carrying them into the semi-finals.

They picked up maximum points in qualifying, claimed three wins in the group stage and brushed aside Greece 4-2 in the last eight.

It is now 15 wins in a row for Germany since losing in the semi-final of the 2010 World Cup and Reus reckons they deserve their billing as favourites to conquer the continent in 2012.

"The destiny of Euro 2012 is in our hands," said the 23-year-old, who marked his first competitive start for his country with a goal in the quarter-final victory over Greece.

"Our aim before the tournament was to win the title and we have improved game by game.

"Like I say, winning Euro 2012 is just down to us."

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"Our aim before the tournament was to win the title and we have improved game by game. Like I say, winning Euro 2012 is just down to us. "

Marco Reus

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Germany will face England or Italy in the semi-finals, and Reus claims Low's men have no preference as to who they are paired against.

"Personally I don't care who we play," he said.

"We know that we are a strong team and we will be relaxed watching their quarter-final because we don't care - bring them on.

"England have improved a lot in this tournament and they now have an important player back with Wayne Rooney and they are an excellent team, but I feel we are a better team with better individuals."

Andre Schurrle, another who was drafted in for the Greece game, shares his colleague's belief and is confident Germany can see off all comers.

"We have reinforced our strengths and potential, won all our games and deservedly so," said the 21-year-old.

"We are very self-confident and aim to get into the final and win it, and I think we have justified our favourites' billing."