Francesco Totti is convinced Italy are good enough to upset Germany and go on to win the World Cup.
The Azzurri crushed Ukraine 3-0 in the quarter-finals and now face a last four clash against the hosts in Dortmund on Tuesday.
"Now we have a very important semi-final, but as far as I can see we're only a small step away from going all the way to the objective we'd set ourselves before the tournament," said Totti.
"It's pointless denying it or hiding away - we want to win the World Cup.
"We have always believed in our chances and none of us are going to stop now, starting from myself.
"This is going to be one of those exciting, emotional games that every player dreams of taking part in. We have the chance to make that dream come true.
"Germany are a tough, difficult and organised side, but if you asked me if I wanted another side, then I'd say no. I'm happy to take on the Germans."
Italy thrashed Germany 4-1 in a friendly in Florence in March.