Rio de Janeiro: World Cup final match-winner Mario Goetze said he felt "unbelievable" after scoring the extra-time goal that gave Germany a 1-0 win over Argentina on Sunday.
"It`s an unbelievable feeling," said the Bayern Munich forward after etching his name into World Cup legend at the iconic Maracana.
"I don`t know how to describe it. You just score that goal and you don`t really know what`s happening after that.
"It`ll be a party with the whole team and the country. It`s a dream come true to win the World Cup, especially in Brazil."
After replacing Miroslav Klose in the 88th minute, Goetze`s historic moment arrived seven minutes from the end of extra time when he chested down a cross from Andre Schuerrle and lashed a volley past Sergio Romero.
It was a cathartic moment for the 22-year-old, who left his boyhood club Borussia Dortmund for Bayern last year in a 37 million euros ($50.3 million) transfer that rocked German football.
Goetze struggled to hold down a first-team place in his maiden campaign at Bayern and he admitted that he had endured a testing 12 months.
"It hasn`t been a simple year for me or a simple tournament. I owe a lot to my family and my girlfriend (model Ann Kathrin Brommel), who always believed in me," he said.
"It`s not been simple, but I am simply happy to be here. I kept on training and working hard, and we deserved this trophy."