Germany midfielder Thomas Mueller has said any talk of their elimination at the hands of Greece in Friday's quarter-final is unheard of in the German camp.
Greece are bidding for a second giant killing at the tournament having shocked Russia 1-0 to book their berth in the last eight, but Mueller said they can forget about pulling off another surprise.
"Under no circumstances whatsoever," said the Bayern Munich midfielder when asked if he could accept defeat at the hands of the Euro 2004 winners.
"If Greece throw us out of the tournament, we will have to accept it, but it's not something I can dedicate a lot of time to.
"We are success orientated and the word elimination is simply not in our vocabulary.
"There would be huge disappointment, no doubt."
German forward Thomas Mueller speaks during a press conference at the media center near the Dwor Oliwski hotel in Gdansk on June 20, 2012, during the Euro 2012 football championships. AFP PHOTO/ PATRIK STOLLARZ