Germany star Thomas Muller is confident his side can breach Italy’s defences when the European powers meet on Saturday.
Germany have never beaten Italy in competitive play, but will have a chance to amend that record when the sides clash in the pick of Euro 2016’s quarter-final action.
Italy has conceded just one goal in the tournament thus far and that was after they had rested their first-choice defenders having already qualified from the group stage.
Muller, however, remains undaunted by the prospect of breaking down the resolute Azzurri.
‘I don’t see the Italian defence as insurmountable because I had some good experiences with Bayern,’ he told Sport1.
‘In the Champions League we scored four times in two matches and the Italian defence is more or less the Juventus defence,’ he explained.
The star suggested that despite the Italians’ quality, Germany would create scoring chances.
‘Italy do defend very well as a team – they sacrifice themselves. But I have still seen more chances happening in the Italian box than in the German box during these Euros.’
The match between the sides will be played at the Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux.
Kick-off is at 21:00.