Rio de Janeiro: World Cup final match-winner Mario Goetze said he felt “unbelievable” after scoring the extra-time goal that gave Germany a 1-0 win over Argentina on Sunday.
“The feeling is yet to sink inů It’s unbelievable,” said the Bayern Munich forward after etching his name into World Cup legend at the iconic Maracana.
“I don’t know how to describe it. You just score that goal and you don’t really know what’s happening after that.
“It’ll be a party with the whole team and the country. It’s a dream come true to win the World Cup, especially in Brazil.”
After replacing Miroslav Klose in the 88th minute, Goetze’s historic moment arrived seven minutes from the end of extra time when he chested down a cross from Andre Schuerrle and lashed a volley past Sergio Romero.
Having scored the winner, Mario Gotze was understandably a man in demand among his team-mates as the celebrations got into full swing, and the youngster himself — normally such a cool figure — was ecstatic.
“Andre (Schurrle) put in a superb ball and I was able to control it on my chest,” a somewhat incredulous Goetze said. “Then somehow the ball was in the net.
“Everything happened so quickly but it was great to see how much of a release it gave the team and how we still fought right until the very end,” Gotze said. “We thoroughly deserved to win it because we’re a great side. It’s an indescribable moment.”
Klose revealed he told Goetze he could prove to be the match-winner when the hero of Germany’s World Cup triumph replaced the veteran striker.
“Before Mario came on for me, I said to him ‘You can make it happen’,” said Klose.