Over the past month and a bit it has been a busy time. Over forty articles and reports covering the buildup, the tournament, the reviews and the tributes – with more to come as I round off what has been a real Sommermärchen. Sometimes arriving home emotionally shattered and occasionally a bit worse for wear, it has been a struggle at times – but every moment spent has been worthwhile.
However, there are some things you can find on the Internet that can bring everything flooding back in the space of a few minutes. Things that touch a nerve, magical moments that can make one’s hair stand on end and bring a tear to the eye.
This is probably one of the best video reviews out there – hats off to shadiego – even if he is a Werder Bremen fan! Covering the entire march to the fourth star in just over six minutes, it captures every moment perfectly – with a nice little touch at the end featuring Lukas Podolski and his son Louis. Thanks to Anne Güntert for pointing this one out for me!
In the next few days I will be posting a few more pieces, including one on the recently-retired Philipp Lahm… For now, I’ll just be putting down the car roof and blasting out that 1990 classic, Wir sind schon auf dem Brenner…