The world of football envies Germany - Miroslav Klose

The striker has voiced his belief that the national side has plenty of admirers as he considers them to be among the favourites to win Euro 2012
Lazio forward Miroslav Klose is confident that Germany's national side has what it takes to win Euro 2012 as he feels the world of football looks at them with envy.

Joachim Low's side had to settle for third spot at the 2010 World Cup, but they have impressed in the qualification campaign for next year's tournament and are seen as one of the favourites.

"All that's missing in my career at the moment is winning a big international tournament. Next year's European Championships are supposed to fill that void," Klose was quoted as saying by Bild.

"Is the team strong enough to win Euro 2012? Of course! The world of football is looking at us with envy.

"We play a very attractive and attacking style of football. It's a joy to see to see our team in action."

Germany will book their ticket for Euro 2012 if they beat Austria in Friday evening's qualification match at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen.