Loew not interested in revenge against Spain in second semi-final.
Germany v Spain
FIFA World Cup 2010
7.30pm (BST), Wednesday 7 July
Durban Stadium, Durban
Germany coach Joachim Loew believes his side have to overcome a team with 'a team of Lionel Messis' to reach the World Cup Final.
Loew's side face Spain on Wednesday night in Durban in the second semi-final hoping to continue their excellent form which has seen them put on some exciting displays in South Africa.
The 50-year-old has brought out the best in his young Germany team this tournament, and many Germans will be seeking revenge for the disappointment of two years ago.
Germany lost 1-0 to Spain in the Final of Euro 2008, with Fernando Torres scoring the only goal of the game.
But Loew was keen to highlight the fact that he bears no grudge.
"I definitely rule out anything like the concept of 'revenge'; that's not the kind of feeling I harbour in the least," said Loew.
"They not only have one Messi, but they have several Messis - they have a whole range of players that can win a game.
"They are a team that make very few mistakes, so we will have to be very watchful against them."
The Germans will be without the influential Thomas Mueller for the crunch tie at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. The forward, who has scored four goals so far, will miss the game through suspension after picking up a debatable booking for a handball against Argentina. Piotr Trochowski is likely to deputise down the right.
Spain have the luxury of being able to name the same starting XI that beat Paraguay 1-0 in their quarter-final match.
The only major decision for coach Vicente del Bosque is whether or not to start with Cesc Fabregas ahead of Sergio Busquets.
The Arsenal midfielder has been no more than a bit part player this tournament, and it could be the right time to unleash him.
And the 23-year-old midfielder is looking forward to the big clash.
"It will be a very exciting game, two teams who play good football," Fabregas said. "We want to be a strong team, and we want to reach the Final."