The attacker has been impressed by both of the potential semi-finalists, but insists that the Mannschaft are a cut above the rest of the competition in this summer's tournament
The Italians were undefeated as they finished runners-up behind Spain in Group C, while England topped Group D. And at a press conference on Saturday, Reus was full of praise for the two sides the Mannschaft could face in the semi-finals.
"Italy are a surprise for me," he told reporters. "They play very forward-minded football, they've made many goal-scoring chances.
"If you look at England, I think they've stepped up. They've exceeded everyone's expectations. Wayne Rooney is a tremendously important figure."
However, Reus remained convinced that Germany have more than enough quality to progress past either side to the final.
He added: "I still think we have the better players, both individually and as the team. And I think that we are the team to beat."
Germany advanced to the semi-final on Friday, following a 4-2 win against Greece. When asked which side he would rather meet in the semi-final, Reus claimed he has no preference.
"We know we're a strong side, and we're going to watch the other quarter-finals calmly and take things as they come.
"If we play our best football, any team will have a hard time."
Germany have won all four of their Euro 2012 matches, extending their winning streak in competitive play to a world-record 15 games. And their strong run has Reus convinced that the Mannschaft are favourites to emerge victorious in the final on July 1.
"Prior to the tournament, our objective was to really try and go out and win the trophy. I think we've stepped up our performance. We are the team to beat, and we're looking forward to the semi-final."