Rio de Janeiro: Joachim Loew revealed he told Mario Goetze to "prove he's better than Lionel Messi" before Germany's "miracle boy" hit the extra-time goal to win Sunday's World Cup final.
Goetze came off the substitutes bench to score a stunning 113th-minute goal as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium. (Highlights)
"I told Mario Goetze, 'go out and show the world you are better than Messi'," said Loew. (Five Moments Where Germany Trumped Argentina)