Sami Khedira believes that it is only a matter of time before Mesut Ozil shows his class for Germany, despite the creative midfielder not yet hitting top form at the European Championship.
National coach Joachim Low backed the 23-year-old to "explode" in the coming fixtures, and his Real Madrid team-mate is in no doubt that he will make an impact sooner rather than later.
"Mesut has taken another step in the past one or two years. We players value him, he works a lot for the team. Now he knows how to create space by running," Khedira stated to the official Uefa website.
"His genius moments will come, simply because he has the quality for that to happen."
The Real Madrid midfielder then went on to discuss his understanding with Bastian Schweinsteiger, and feels their good relationship has made Germany a stronger team.
"In 2010, we played only one game together before the World Cup. Since then, two years have gone by and we have played many matches together.
"We know our respective virtues and to enable the other to capitalise on theirs you yourself take a step back," he mused.
"I believe our balance between defending and attacking has become even better and that has probably made us stronger as well."
Germany are currently preparing for Friday's quarter-final against Greece.