The first of Saturday's World Cup clashes saw Argentina well and truly dismantled by a very disciplined and skilled Germany side.
Scoring a brace in a game that ended with an eventual scoreline of 4-0, Miroslav Klose shared his thoughts with the press post-match.
“I'm just happy that we won the game. Everything we intended to do went to plan,” the striker began.
“I now have 14 World Cup final goals, the same as Gerd Muller. He only played in two World Cups though, so the comparison isn't fair.
“Anyway, I'm just glad we've made it to the semi-finals, because that was our goal,” he added.
New Wolfburg signing Arne Friedrich scored his first international goal for Die Mannschaft tonight, and the defender was also quick to pronounce his joy.
“I cannot begin to describe how it feels,” he said, “There is such an incredible team spirit – I just can't describe it.”
“I did not expect to score today, but even better is the fact that we won.
“We are all keeping our feet on the ground, but we do all have just one goal in mind,” concluded the 31-year-old.
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