Miroslav Klose told Germany “it’s our time to win” the World Cup ahead of Sunday’s Final with Argentina.
The striker set a new record in the 7-1 destruction of Brazil, netting his 16th goal in the tournament.
“It’s a hugely emotional thing for me, but people who know me, know that my focus is already on Argentina, 100 per cent,” the Lazio striker said in his Press conference.
“Yes, I have overtaken Ronaldo as the best goalscorer, but that is something to take on board another day. If we lose the Final, my joy as the top scorer will be significantly dampened.”
He is the first player ever to take part in four World Cup semi-finals and is now heading into his fourth Final too.
“We enjoyed the game against Brazil, but we ticked it off after 24 hours. In the next game, we have to again play to the best of our abilities.
“It feels really awful to lose a Final, so it's our time to win this one.”
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's World Cup tipster competition - £10,000 to be won!