Jerome Boateng has revealed that although he will not be able to aid Germany on the pitch against Denmark, he will help to fire-up the team before the tie.
The 23-year-old picked up yellow cards in both of his nation's Euro 2012 games so far, meaning that he will miss the final Group B game against the second-placed Danes, in which they need just a point to secure progression.
The Bayern Munich man admitted that it is a blow to be unavailable for the deciding game, but assured supporters he will still do his bit by visiting the team before kick-off to make sure they are raring to go
He told reporters: "I'm disappointed that I can't play. The coach has done everything right.
"I can only watch, but I will motivate the players before the game, wish them the best. Every player knows what it's about, it's a very difficult game and we want to do our best."
If Joachim Jow's men get at least a point on Monday then they will face the second-placed team in Group A, which is still wide open but includes Poland where a number of German players were born.
The centre-back said that to win the competition you have to be able to beat anyone but facing the co-hosts would be extra special for Poland-born members of their squad such as Lukas Podolski and Miroslav Klose.
"If you want to go far, you'll have to win against anyone." He continued. "Of course against the Poles it would be a good thing for us, for Miro [Klose], for Lukas."
However, he added: "It doesn't really matter."
Germany also faced Poland in the group stage of Euro 2008, and won 2-0 courtesy of two strikes from Podolski.