Young German international Marco Reus is regarded as a player with a lot of potential in the future. The Borussia Dortmund striker is just 24 years old and he is expected to get better once Robert Lewandowski leaves the club in the summer.

The talented forward is just one of the few strikers Germany have coming up in the ranks. He is expected to fully replace the likes of Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski, who have been the face of German attack for many years now.

Despite going into the World Cup 2014 as one of the favourites to win the competition, Reus feels that it will be difficult for Germany to win this tournament, though he recently said the same about Bayern’s chances of victory in spite of the fact that nearly all the pundits making Champions league previews had placed them as the out and out favourites.

There is a lot of pressure on manager Joachim Loew after failures in recent tournaments despite coming close. Germany are one of the teams with a tradition of winning major titles. They are not far behind Brazil in terms of the number of World Cup titles. They have three compared to Brazil’s five, which is a world record. Germany will first have to focus on getting out of the group stages. Even though they are favourites to win the competition itself, a group containing the likes of Portugal, USA, and Ghana is going to be very tough indeed.

“It is a World Cup, so the world’s best teams are competing. It is going to be really tough, as many teams are trying to win and so are we. I think we have a great team this year but it remains a hard task. We need to be really focused, especially on the match days. You never know what will happen during a tournament, things like injuries for example. But we are confident enough to say we want to win the title,” Reus told the media.