After the match his reactions read almost as stream-of-consciousness, such was his joy. "Germany's rocking right now, and rightly so. This is madness, what's happened here today," he beamed. "If you come here and beat Argentina 4-0 it's hard to find the words." Mueller put the Germans' success down to the esprit du corps within the camp. "The star? That was the whole team, once again," he said. "Each one of us played to his limits, and everyone fought purely for their cause, giving everything they had." Mueller is suspended for the semi-final, but won't let that get in the way of his dreams of a final appearance. "Top scorer? Well, if I want to do that I need to hope that my colleagues do everything right in the semis, then maybe I can hit another in the final," he smiled.