The former Nottingham Forest striker believes that there is a completely different attitude between the two nations when it comes to major competitions.
He told The Mirror: "They don't go to major tournaments with anything other than the intention of winning them. That's a completely natural attitude for them to have. I'm not sure that England have that same mentality.
"Germany reassessed where they were after Euro 2000 and they've moved on and progressed."
Woodcock played in the Bundesliga for seven seasons.