Jul 8, 2014, 7:33 PM EDT
After witnessing his nation make the World Cup final in amazing fashion, the USA’s German head coach Jurgen Klinsmann took to Twitter to profess how proud he is.
If you were German right now, you would be too.
Germany brushed aside Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday, as Das Mannschaft broke Brazilian hearts and dumped the host nation out of the 2014 World Cup tournament.
Klinsmann was playing for Germany the last time they won the World Cup in 1990 and now he must fancy his homeland to go all the way this summer and lift the famous trophy for the fourth-time in their history.
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In his time in charge of the German national team Klinsmann reached the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup but came up short after his side lost 2-0 to eventual winners Italy in extra time. As a player he played in the 1990, 1994 and 1998 World Cup, with his pride for his homeland evident for everyone to see.
Klinsmann’s former assistant coach Joachim Low is the man who has taken their work from 2004-06 to the next level, as Low and Klinsmann radically altered the approach of the German national team and the type of players the country were producing. it has worked. Big time.
As we sit back and think about Klinsmann’s comments in the Tweet below, we must remember two things. One: the U.S. national team has man at the helm who pieced this German juggernaut together. Two: the USA are very lucky that he is trying to do the same thing with their national team setup.
In Klinsmann’s own words, here’s how he summed up Germany’s breathtaking display. Congrats, Jurgen!
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