Germany’s left-back, Lukas Klostermann, believes the fall of hosts, Brazil is possible today, as both sides clash in the final of the men’s football Olympic gold at the Maracana Stadium.
Klostermann, who scored his country’s first goal against Nigeria’s Dream Team in the semi-final, said he and his team-mates are ready to play against the crowd today.
“Before the game (against Nigeria) it was our aim to go to the final and to have a medal,” Klostermann told FIFA.com. “But if you’re in the situation we are in now you want to win, you want to have the gold medal and we will try everything to get it.”
The RB Leipzig defender said he looks forward to rubbing shoulders with top Brazilian stars today at the famous Maracana Stadium.
“It’s a great feeling to test myself against players like Neymar. The game (final) will be a bonus, we’ll try to enjoy it. I think the whole stadium will be against us. We’ll try to give our best and if we have a good day, it’s possible for us to win,” Klostermann said.
Meanwhile, Brazil will attempt to win the Olympic soccer gold for the first time at the expense of a German side tutored by Horst Hrubesh, after several futile attempts including the final loss to Mexico 1-2 at London 2012.