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By Ultan Corcoran@UltanCorcoran

"I don't think it will be easy" - Dietmar Hamann doubtful of EURO glory for Germany

Speaking to Irish media outlet RTÉ, former Germany international Dietmar Hamann reflected on Germany's 1-1 draw with Switzerland tonight.

Affectionately known as 'Didi' by many, Hamann seemed pessimistic regarding Germany's chances of going all the way to achieve European Championship glory on home soil this summer.

After coming from behind to salvage a 1-1 stalemate in the 92nd-minute, the former Germany international midfielder was left with mixed emotions regarding Julian Nagelsmann's side against Switzerland.

“They didn't play well tonight [against Switzerland]. It's good to win the group and obviously get a late equaliser. It will be good for morality,” he said.

The 50-year-old finished on a rather sobering note by questioning the national team's mettle and ability to win the 17th edition of the tournament.

"I don't think it takes a lot to unsettle this [Germany] team. We've seen it tonight and there will be harder teams to play. I don't think it will get any easier," Hamann concluded.

In his playing career, Hamann cut his teeth with Bayern Munich before going on to enjoy spells with Liverpool and Manchester City. The defensive midfielder picked up 59 caps with Germany between 1997 and 2005. He represented Die Mannschaft at both the 1998 and 2002 World Cups as well as Euro 2000.

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