Ahead of Thursday's semi-final against Italy, goalkeeping coach Andreas Kopke has said Germany will not be taking too many spot-kicks to prepare for a dreaded penalty shoot-out.
"It is nearly impossible to "practise" penalty shoot-outs in training, it doesn't yield much in terms of results, because you can't really simulate the psychological pressure goalkeepers and players will be under," said Kopke.
"The players just whack it in when it comes to training and you can't really recreate that pressure, so it makes little sense to practise penalties.
Kopke did reveal Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be fully briefed about what to expect against the Italians should Thursday's game come down to penalties and the Germans will have done their homework.
A combination of pictures made on June 25, 2012 shows German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (L) celebrating during the Euro 2012 football championships quarter-final match Germany vs Greece on June 22, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena and Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon celebrating during the penalty shoot out of the Euro 2012 football championships quarter-final match England vs Italy on June 24, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. Germany will face Italy for the Euro 2012 football championships semi-final on June 28 in Warsaw. AFP PHOTO/ ARIS MESSINIS/ GIUSEPPE CACACE