Veteran striker Miroslav Klose has said he hopes to put off retirement for two more years to play at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and help make amends for Germany's tearful exit from Euro 2012.
"It's hard to decide now, but I can imagine playing on for two more years to make amends in 2014."
Klose, 34, said the German dressing room was not a happy place after the final.
"There is a very sad atmosphere. Some guys are crying and you can only tell them that they have to keep their heads up," said Klose.
"It was one of my bitterest moments, but the hurdle posed by Italy was too high.
"We couldn't play to our potential. Maybe we showed them too much respect."