Huddersfield Town’s new German signing Chris Löwe says his country have a great chance of glory at Euro 2016.
Joachim Low’s reigning world champions are second-favourites behind hosts France in a tournament which starts on Friday.
Holders Spain and England follow in most bookies’ lists.
Left-back Löwe, who has joined Town from Kaiserslautern, believes the depth of talent in the German squad could be key.
“There is plenty of competition for us, with France, Spain, England, Belgium and Italy to name a few,” he said.
“All have some really talented players and you can make a case for any of them to be successful.
“I believe that in tournaments like these, it’s as much the players from 12 to 23 as one to 11 who make the difference.
“That’s where Germany could have the advantage.”
Germany, like Spain seeking a historic fourth Euro title, are in Group C alongside Ukraine, Poland and Northern Ireland.
England will face Russia, Wales and Slovakia in Group B.