Defender Jerome Boateng insists Germany will not be hunting revenge against Brazil for their defeat in the 2002 final during Tuesday's World Cup semifinal.
Ronaldo scored twice in Brazil's 2-0 win over the Germans in the 2002 final, but 12 years after Yokohama, a place in Sunday's final is all the motivation the Germans need for the Belo Horizonte clash, said Boateng.
"There is certainly no revenge, we just want to make it to final," he said. "The whole stadium will be against us, which I guess it should be an additional motivation. We will have a huge test in front of us. We have to go into the match with full concentration and impose our way of playing.”
After Friday's quarterfinal win over France set up a showdown with the Selecao, German Football Association (DFB) president Wolfgang Niersbach (left) reminded the team they had "a result to correct" against Brazil.
"I am highly motivated, I can't wait to play the game," the Germany centre-back.
Brazil will be without the injured Neymar and suspended captain Thiago Silva, but Boateng said he would relish taking on Bayern team-mate Dante — who is set to replace Silva at centre-back.
"I think if he plays it will be an advantage for both teams, we are looking forward to having Dante on the pitch, it will be unusual to see him on the other side," said Boateng.