The 25-year-old has admitted that he would like to occupy a place in the heart of defence, becoming the second player after captain Philipp Lahm to state his positional preferenceGermany international Jerome Boateng has admitted he would like to play as a centre-back at the World Cup.
The Bayern Munich defender's versatility has seen him play in a variety of positions at international level, but the 25-year-old feels his strongest position is at the heart of the back four.
"I want to play in the middle [of the defence]," he told reporters. "In the last two seasons with Bayern Munich I played as a central defender and in the last matches with the national team as well.
"I feel very comfortable with that. But if it is necessary I will play right or left, if the manager wants me to.
"That is the decision of the manager," he added.
Earlier this week, captain Philipp Lahm stated his preference for a right-back or holding midfield role and told Joachim Low he did not want to be used as a left-back.
Germany have been drawn in Group G alongside Portugal, United States and Ghana for the tournament in Brazil and face Cameroon in their latest warm-up friendly on Sunday.