The Mannschaft won the Group of Death with a perfect record, but while he is pleased with his side's performances so far, the shot-stopper is not getting carried away
Joachim Low's side completed their sweep of the Group of Death on Sunday with a 2-1 win against Denmark, finishing ahead of Portugal, the Danes and Netherlands with nine points from a possible nine. And Zieler is delighted that the team have achieved their initial target.
"Three games, three wins - it feels good. Ultimately this is what we set out to do," he told Goal.com. "Now every game is a knockout match and we'll see how far we can go."
However, when asked whether Germany are now favourites to win the final in Kiev, Zieler asserted that Spain remain the team to beat.
"It's hard to say. The favourites are the Spaniards, because they won the last major title," he reasoned. "But we have a very high-quality team. I think that there are a few teams playing at a very high level, and we are among them."
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Germany next play against Greece in the quarter-final in Gdansk. When asked whether he would have preferred to have faced Poland, who failed to qualify from Group A, on their home soil, Zieler had sympathy for the co-hosts. However, he remained firmly focused on the match to come.
"Certainly it would have been an exciting game if you consider the atmosphere," he said. "It's a shame for Poland, but ultimately it doesn't matter much to us. Now we must play against Greece, and this will be a very tough game."
The quarter-final at the PGE Arena Gdansk will take place on Friday, June 22, at 20:45CET.