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Last Updated: Saturday, 8 July 2006, 21:58 GMT 22:58 UK
Klinsmann pays tribute to players
Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann and assistant coach Joachim Loew
Klinsmann and Loew celebrate Germany's achievement
Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann was full of praise for his side after they ended their World Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over Portugal.

"It is unbelievable what this team has achieved," he said after the emphatic victory in the third-place play-off.

"Every one of them has worked so hard, I just can't find words for it,"

Regarding his future, Klinsmann said: "So much has happened in last few weeks and I haven't taken it all on board yet. Give me a few days."

Assistant coach Joachim Loew agreed with Klinsmann's sentiments.

"It's an indescribable feeling to see the way the people are celebrating this here," he said.

"It's hard to imagine a bigger party even if we had won the World Cup.

"We're delighted that we've accomplished what we have against all the resistance."

Germany defender Christoph Metzelder added: "It was a lot of fun, a lot of fun to win 3-1. It's a good conclusion to a great World Cup.

"It was the fans who really lifted us the last two days. We didn't expect to get such a great welcome here in Stuttgart. They made us really hot for the match.

"Tomorrow on the Brandenburg Gate will be a big highlight we're looking forward to," he added of Sunday's return to Berlin where they will greet fans at the Fan Mile.

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