While it has been anything but plain sailing for Germany in Group F, Timo Werner is delighted to be representing his country in Russia.
Talks of squad disharmony emerged after a shock loss to Mexico but Joachim Low said Germany are ready to get back on track against Sweden.
Back to the scene of last year's Confederations Cup triumph in Sochi, Mats Hummels said everything is fine within the Germany team.
There will be no Sandro Wagner at the World Cup for Germany, but Mario Gomez said he would have selected him.
Stuttgart's Mario Gomez has found a rich vein of goalscoring form early in 2018, but the veteran is reluctant to state his World Cup case.
Bayern Munich's Sandro Wagner feels he should lead the line for Germany and has not warmed to Mario Gomez pitching for a World Cup place.
After completing a return to boyhood club Stuttgart, Mario Gomez cannot wait to start his second stint at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Mario Gomez began his decorated career at Stuttgart and the former Bayern Munich striker will return to his first club in January.
Germany are on the brink of securing qualification to Russia 2018 after the World Cup holders demolished Norway 6-0 on Monday.