The national team boss remains wary of the criticism leveled at the side on the back of the Euro 2012 defeat to Italy, but insists that his team is able to progress to Brazil
The Mannschaft trainer will preside over the first two qualifiers against Faroe Islands and Austria later this month, but insists that the objective will always remain to succeed playing an attacking brand of football.
"The players and coaches feel we have a great motivation to take on a project as large as the World Cup in Brazil." the 52-year-old told German news agency DAPD.
"There's been a lot of talk [of our last two defeats to Italy and Argentina]. Now we have to take the next step. The goal to entertain the fans with good, attractive, inspiring and offensive football we will maintain.
"Of course we want to be successful in both matches [this month] and make good progress for the matches in October against Ireland and Sweden."
Germany takes on Faroe Islands in its first game in Group C. Kick-off at the AWD Arena in Hannover on September 7 is at 2:45 p.m. ET.
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