“Schweinsteiger has come off as one of the nicest players on the field when the match ends as well. After beating Portugal he was seen hugging Cristiano Ronaldo. He did the same to Karim Benzema and David Luiz. He even hugged Luiz Felipe Scolari after the beat down of Brazil. He ran right up to Messi at the end of the final” - Rant Sport
"You can make it happen."
Honestly, if you don’t find the symbolism in having aged national legend Miroslav Klose, giving his substitute Mario Gotze those words of wisdom before taking his place on the pitch, and then to have Gotze score the winning goal, not only for the 2014 World Cup Final, but also for what may be the final game for Miroslav Klose’s international career; as the ultimate act of passing on the torch to the new heroes of the German National Team…
….Then I don’t know what to tell you. I really, really don’t know.
"In watching Klose over the last four tournaments, every goal he has scored has been less about himself and more of a means to an end - a result that wouldn’t arrive until what was likely his final match in a Germany shirt. But when it did, Klose sat stoically, alone on the German bench. At full-time, cameras panned to the German goal machine as he sat motionless next to the pitch. With his medal around his neck, he put his hands to his face while staring blankly at an empty field where his international career likely ended. Like his ability to fly under the radar at this World Cup edition, Klose seemed to act as though what had just happened was inexplicable. At his age, following four World Cup tournaments, the game’s greatest scorer had finally scored the final prize - a fitting end to a legendary career that was easy to miss if you didn’t take pause to realize World Cup greatness was in our midst."