The retired Dutch striker says he hopes to see Joachim Low's men seal European Championship glory for his former Bayern Munich teammate.Roy Makaay has revealed he hopes to see Germany win Euro 2012 for former Bayern Munich teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The Dutchman enjoyed a prolific four-year spell with the Bavarian club, scoring 102 goals in 178 games and lifting the Bundesliga title twice.
Though he accepts that Vicente del Bosque's Spain is the favorite for success, he revealed his desire to see his 27-year-old former colleague taste glory.
"Germany have an excellent team," he told AD. "I think Spain are top favorites, but immediately after them I see Germany. I especially wish that Bastian Schweinsteiger lifts the European title."
Joachim Low's men face Italy in the quarterfinals and Makaay, who is now a youth coach at Feyenoord, believes the Azzurri can be defeated.
"They have to go deep against Italy on Thursday, but I think and hope that Germany will reach the finals," he continued.
The 37-year-old also insisted that Bayern Munich's penalty shootout loss to Chelsea in the Champions League final will not weigh on the minds of the German squad.
"I do not think losing that final has a negative impact on the German players," he said.