It’s after a long gap of 24 years that Germany has reached glory as far as the World Cup is concerned and it means a lot to their fans. It means a lot even to the German public in general.
The sort of welcoming that the German squad got in Berlin yesterday was just fantastic. There were people everywhere jumping in joy, chanting players’ names, waving the national flag etc.
The leader of the pack, Phlipp Lahm, was the first to come outside the players’ plane with the extraordinary looking World Cup trophy in his hands. There was pride in his eyes as he made his way downstairs. The other German players followed their captain. All of them had big smiles on their faces.
People had bunked their offices to make their way to Berlin to give the World Champions a grand welcome. Most of them were painted in the German tri-colour.
The player whose name was being chanted the most by the fans was Mario Gotze who had scored the Golden goal for Germany in the final match.
The young midfielder was actually not one of the starters in that final. He was sent into the arena pretty late, but, he made the difference with a well timed volley 7 minutes prior to the completion of the extra time. That was undoubtedly the most valuable goal that he would have ever scored in his career.
Germany had been very consistent in the last few World Cups, but, they were not being able to go all the way. They used to have one bad day and they were out of the tournament, but, this time around, that was not the case. In all the 7 matches, they were on top strategy wise as well as execution wise and that resulted in them becoming the Champions.