Germany team manager Olivier Bierhoff expects 'a battle' against Italy, but warns the players are 'focused and determined'.
The two teams meet on Saturday evening to compete for access to the semi-finals. It's a psychologically challenging bout for the Mannschaft, who have never defeated Italy in a competitive game.
"This is a tough fight, but the players have no fear,” Bierhoff reassured the reporters in today's Press conference. “I cannot wait for Italy-Germany. The players are very focused and determined.
“It will be a real battle.…