Joachim Low believes Italy is an ideal opponent for Germany as the team begins its preparations for the 2014 World Cup. Follow GOAL.COM on Twitter
The Germans secured their passage to Brazil in style with nine wins from 10 European Group C qualifiers and will face the 2006 world champion in an international friendly at Milan's San Siro stadium on Friday night.
Despite the fixture coming during a crowded domestic schedule, Germany boss Low insists the clash with the Azzurri is the perfect game for his side as it continues its preparations for next summer.
"There are no better opponents than Italy for a November friendly," Low told reporters. "They come as a wolf in sheep's clothing as you never know what to expect from this team.
"They can adjust their game like no other team in the world, they are illusionists."
The 53-year-old also says he will be looking for an impressive performance from his side, even though there is little riding on the clash.
"The vagaries of the match should not affect our display," he added. "This team must continue to mature, and improve many aspects of our game."
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