Christoph Metzelder believes the solidarity among the German squad makes up for their lack of flair.
Joachim Low's squad are among the favourites for Euro 2008 glory this summer, despite lacking the individual brilliance boasted by some of their closest rivals.
However, Real Madrid defender Metzelder feels that they more than make up for their technical failings with a strong bond which unites the players during their pursuit of success.
"Other teams have more quality than us but that's not what counts at a big tournament," the centre-half told Kicker.
"We bring other characteristics with us, like team spirit and a good atmosphere."
It is not that the Germans are without their stars, Michael Ballack is one of the most accomplished midfielders in the world, while Miroslav Klose possesses an envious goalscoring record at major championships.
The duo are among the minority, though, and Low will be aware that his squad's strength lies in their workmanlike approach to the game.
Their record at the 2006 World Cup, where they reached the semi-final, is the main reason behind their strong backing this summer, but they have failed to win a European Championship match since securing the title at Euro 96.
They will undoubtedly prefer to focus on the positives of their fine run on home soil two years ago, but Metzelder admits that a good start will be vital to their hopes of avoiding another embarrassing exit on the international stage.
"We were quickly able to develop a feeling of euphoria at the World Cups in 2002 and 2006 and we have to do that again here," said the Real ace.
"We need a good start against Poland."
In a group dominated by central European states, Germany face Poland on Sunday before completing their Group B endeavours with fixtures against Croatia and Austria.