“Of course it was a dream always to play in the national team,” he told BBC Sport.
“Now I play, it’s a big honour for me, and I’m very proud.”
Can may however, not even play and if he does it is unlikely to be in central midfield. The 22-year-old is expected to feature as a full-back if he does get playing time despite playing as a midfielder for Liverpool.
The Reds midfielder believes Germany boss Joachim Low has got the balance between experienced and young players just right.
“We have a very young squad in the national team but we have a good mix with experienced players,” he added.
Can also revealed that he think Germany have what it takes to win their second consecutive major tournament – after winning the 2014 World Cup.
“A few players changed, of course, but a lot of players are still there and they know how to win the title. That’s what we want to do in France as well,” he said.
“We are world champions and our target has to be win the Euros. Everybody knows Germany is a tournament team so we will see what happens.”
There are a total of eight players born in Germany of Turkish origin set to star in Euro 2016.