Germany captain Philipp Lahm said the team's calmness and patience were key to beating Argentina 1-0 to clinch the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
The Bayern Munich defender told Fifa.com:
– Germany captain Philipp Lahm
It's unbelievable what we have achieved. We improved throughout the tournament and didn't get down when things didn't always go our way.
We just stuck to our path and at the end we're standing here as world champions.
It's an unbelievable feeling. The team stayed calm and patient, we knew that we had something left at the end.