I have just witnessed Germany demolish Argentina, a team that possesses the likes of Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez and Gozalo Higuain. The final result, a 4-0 win for the Germany cements their position as the team of the tournaments and honours them with my support for the rest of the World Cup. The Germans have simply been a revelation, four goals against Argentina and England and they were supposed to be inexperienced, young and naive. They have been anything but.
Shorn of their captain, Michael Ballack, prior to the tournament, the young German team have stepped up collectively to fill the void left by the former Chelsea ace. Indeed, the likes of Thomas Muller, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mesut Ozil and Miroslav Klose have individually been stand out performers in the World Cup, making Germany in the process exciting and vibrant to watch.
There is something innate about the Germans in major tournaments, they always perform. When was the last time you saw a German team limp out of a competition? It simply does not happen. Instead, they bloom. Where other players wilt and splutter – ahem England – Germany explode.
They are the highest scorers in the tournament, the team that plays the best football, in a good spirit with a young and energetic team that fight for each other. They are making the World Cup come alive with their sheer excellent, and I think if any team can do that, then they can have my support and they should have yours too!