Germany centre-back Mats Hummels has revealed that in the dressing room at half-time during the recent World Cup semi-final encounter, the players decided that they would stay professional and not humiliate Brazil, according to Yahoo.
After the first 45 minutes the Germans found themselves 5-0 up thanks to goals from Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose, Sami Khedira and two from Toni Kroos; a huge shock to everyone watching. But the Borussia Dortmund defender said: “We just made it clear that we had to stay focused and not try to humiliate them.
"We said we had to stay serious and concentrate at half-time. That's something you don't have to show on the pitch if you are playing.
"You have to show the opponent respect and it was very important that we did this and didn't try to show some magic or something like this. It was important we played our game for 90 minutes."
It was clear that the Germans took their foot off the gas in the second half, but that didn't stop them inflicting Brazil's heaviest ever World Cup defeat, a 7-1 win which will be talked about for decades. Hummels went on to explain why it became so easy for the Germans.
"After our second goal they got confused. They were not organised on the pitch and after that we didn't miss a chance until we scored the fifth goal. This doesn't happen too often. You just have to enjoy it."
He also made it clear that this win will have no effect on the final and will count for nothing if they do not lift the trophy.
"We must enjoy what happened, but if we lose the final, this semi-final will not be worth anything.
“The game does not have any impact on the final on because it will be a totally different game. It was nice how it went, but it will be no problem keeping our feet on the ground.”
Germany will face Argentina in the World Cup Final on Sunday at the Estadio Macarana, kick-off is at 20:00 GMT.
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