Germany coach Joachim Loew is picking losers to become winners.

Loew appears ready to fashion his team at the European Championship around a Bayern Munich contingent which lost out to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race before being beaten by Chelsea in the Champions League final.

Loew's players from Dortmund, which won a second straight German title, may have to be content with places on the bench.

Loew says Friday of his Bayern players ''I haven't noticed anything not normal, they seem to be having fun and looking forward to the tournament.''

Germany begins Group B play with a match against Portugal on Saturday.