The 23-year-old was thrust into the limelight after being handed a shock start in the World Cup final following an injury to Sami Khedira
The 23-year-old was surprisingly called upon to slot in to the starting XI on Sunday night after Sami Khedira suffered a calf injury in the warm-up, thrusting the little known Bayer Leverkusen man into the limelight.
However, his dream night turned to disaster midway through the first half when he was involved in a collision with Argentina defender Ezequiel Garay and replaced by Andre Schurrle after failing to shake off a blow to the head.
Prior to the final, Kramer had appeared just twice in the tournament, as a substitute in the last-16 clash with Algeria and quarter-final against France.
He was a surpise late inclusion in Joachim Low's 23-man squad for the tournament after capitalising on injuries to midfielders Lars Bender and Ilkay Gundogan to seal a spot on the plane to Brazil.
Kramer impressed during a season-long loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach in 2013-14, where he made 33 appearances in all competitions and scored three goals - covering more ground than any other Bundesliga player in the process.
His performances earned him a first international call-up for Germany in a friendly against Poland in May and there will be surely more to come in the seasons ahead.