The German national team manager Joachim Loew has said that Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez is largely responsible if Germany make it into the quarter-final stage of the Euro 2012 with ease. Germany were in the dreaded group of death that contained the likes of Portugal and the Netherlands.
However, after their two wins in the opening two matches of the campaign, they just need one point in order to confirm their entry into the quarter finals of the competition. Germany will be taking on Denmark in the final group match of the competition.
It has been a tremendous reason for the Bayern Munich striker, who has scored 40 goals in all competitions. Even though he has failed to lift any major trophy with the club this season, he will be hoping for much better things with his national team. Germany are one of the favourites to win the Euro 2012 along with holders Spain. However, after the first two matches of the tournament, it looks like Germany are the overwhelming favourites due to their strength in depth and quality. Mario Gomez is one of the main reasons for them to have a great start to the campaign, and manager Joachim Loew was quick to praise his quality.
“Mario Gomez has always been a fighter type. He has pulled back his form and these two goals will do him good for sure. The group winner would be important because we can stay in Gdansk and that would probably be to our advantage in the quarter-finals,” added Joachim Loew after the 2-1 win over Netherlands. Their defeat also meant that Netherlands have been all but eliminated from the Euro 2012 following their two defeats in the opening matches. The Dutch only have a slight chance of being able to qualify for the quarter finals.