Germany proceeded to destroy Brazil 7-1 in their World Cup Semi Final contest Tuesday night, and one of their former stars couldn't wait to voice his delight in what was unfolding in Belo Horizonte.
Jurgen Klinsmann, now of course the United States head coach, took to Twitter mid way through the game with his national pride bursting at the seams:
"GO GERMANY GO!!! WHAT A GAME !!!" wrote Klinsmann with the score at 5-0 in favor of the Germans.
As the full time whistle approached, and the score at a truly staggering 7-0 Klinsmann returned to social media:
"Germany writing World Cup history today!!! Huge Huge compliment !!! So proud of them !!!" he wrote.
Brazil managed to grab one back in the latter stages but that will have done little to dampen Klinsmann's, and Germany's, spirits.
Klinsmann will be hoping Joachim Löw and his team of stars can go on to emulate his achievement back in 1990 when he captained West Germany to World Cup glory in Italy.
The USMNT coach scored 11 goals in total in three World Cup tournaments spanning 1990-1998 but was surely never involved in a game quite like that which he and the entire soccer world witnessed tonight.
The game included one of only two players to score more goals in the world's premier competition, Miroslav Klose, scoring his 17th World Cup goal - a new record.
Some fans in the United States were quick to voice their concern that their national team head coach was so vocal in his support of a nation with which the USA had already contested a game during the group stages.
The Twitter backlash however was outweighed by those in the US criticizing their fellow fans. And in fairness to Klinsmann, with the USA no longer involved in the tournament following a cruel 2-1 defeat to Belgium in the round of 16, his support of the country of his birth wasn't doing any harm.
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Klinsmann has drawn praise and criticism in equal measure over the past few weeks with some voicing their concern at his tactics, and pre-tournament predictions, whilst others were impressed with the spirit the former Tottenham Hotspur player instilled in a squad many had predicted to struggle.
As for Germany they are preparing to for a World Cup Final against either Argentina or the Netherlands after completing a truly historic 7-1 rout against Brazil.
Who can blame Klinsmann for wanting to enjoy the moment.
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