after his side’s 7-1 hammering of host nation Brazil in their
semi-final match-up in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old was full of praise for his side’s
performance, which saw them qualify for the final of a Mundial for their
first time since ending as runners up to Brazil in 2002.
“It was an impressive performance,” said Man of the Match Kroos, having netted a brace for Die Mannschaft.
“It’s the best team performance for Germany I’ve been involved in.”
Kroos said his side were able to capitalise after noticing Brazil’s hesitancy when on the ball.
“We started believing from the first minute as we thought that Brazil
were a little bit hesitant in their decision-making and we took
advantage of that,” he said.
“After we scored the first, the goals kept coming.
“Had someone had said we’d have won 7-1 I wouldn’t have believed them, but I thought we were outstanding, that’s all I can say.”
Kroos is remaining level-headed however, insisting that nothing has been achieved yet.
“We’re here to become world champions, we’re happy and relieved to go through – but there’s still one game to go,” he said.
“No-one has won the World Cup in a semi-final.”
Germany will face the winners of Wednesday’s semi-final between the Netherlands and Argentina in Sunday’s final at the Maracana.