Looking back at Die Mannschaft’s run at glory, the Germans set a couple of records. The most prominent coming in Miroslav Klose passing Ronaldo of Brazil for most goals scored in the FIFA World Cup with 16 in total.
Klose has 137 caps to his name for Germany and 71 goals to add to his stature.
“It is outstanding. This crowns everything. We were second once, third twice – its world class, I still cannot comprehend it,” Klose told reporters.
“The team performance was important, we wanted to stay calm also because we knew that we have the better quality.
Klose is yet to reveal if his 36-year-old self can handle any more international football, surely not for the next World Cup though.
“I do not know yet if I go on for the national team. I’ll have a couple of nights to sleep on it and then make the right decision.”
The Lazio forward had also taken credit for motivating Mario Gotze to perform well when he came on as a substitute.
“Before Mario came in to play for me, I told him: ‘You can make it happen’.”
And did he make it happen.
Mario Gotze scored the winning goal off an Andre Schurrle cross in the 113th minute of play. The goal seemingly came out of nowhere and shocked us all. A beautiful touch from the youngster Gotze, who silenced his critics with a goal that won Germany the most precious prize of all.