The Arsenal forward, along with Mario Gomez and Thomas Muller, was dropped to the bench for the 4-2 win over Greece, with Andre Schurrle, Marco Reus and Miroslav Klose coming into the team.
Despite admitting that he was disappointed by Joachim Low’s decision, the ex-Koln man is nonetheless expecting to be reinstated for the side’s next match.
“I am disappointed because I wanted to play, but you have to take it; it’s part of the sport,” he told Goal.com.
“There are more important things to play for, and I cannot worry about having to sit on the bench once. I assume that I will play in the semi-finals again.”
Germany will face the winner of Sunday’s clash between Italy and England in the last four of the tournament.