By Daniel Jovanov
Christian Worns believes that Joachim Low is still the perfect coach for Germany.
The 52-year-old took charge of the national side after the 2006 World Cup, but has so far been unable to guide them to a big trophy.
Nevertheless, Worns, who made 66 international appearances for Germany, is still confident that Low is the right man for the job.
"I think that Germany have moved in the right direction in recent years. I still think Low is the perfect coach for Germany," Worns stated to Goal.com.
"Reaching the semi-finals at Euro 2012 was not a bad performance. We all saw during the tournament that Italy were not a bad team.
"Everybody was talking about winning the tournament and Germany were even expected to win it. There's always going to be criticism if you don't go all the way. That's the way football works.
"It's important to keep things in perspective, though. The high expectations were the problem. Italy simply played a fantastic tournament."
The former Borussia Dortmund defender then looked ahead to the qualification campaign for the 2014 World Cup, and stressed that Germany are the favourites.
"Germany are obviously the favourites in the group, but we shouldn't underestimate our opponents. Sweden are a strong team and the rivalry with Austria always brings something extra out in them. Some unpleasant games await."
The Nationalelf start their qualification campaign with a home game against Faroe Islands.