But a nonchalant Kahn claims he is well used to playing against the world's best strikers in the Bundesliga and Champions League.
"They are exceptional players, but for me as a goalkeeper that's nothing out of the ordinary," he said.
"On a club level with Bayern Munich, I play against the top forwards in the world on an almost weekly basis.
"I'm full of respect for them as world-class players, but they still have to show they can beat me."
Between them Germany and Brazil have won the World Cup seven times, featured in 12 finals and only once since the Second World War (in Argentina in 1978) has one of them failed to make it to the last game.
Incredibly this will be the first World Cup game between the two teams in what Kahn describes as "the dream final".
He said: "It's the record four-times champions Brazil against three-times winners Germany.
"You can't call it a classic, though, because we've never played each other in the World Cup before.
"But, for football fans it's a dream final. It's the final everyone had been hoping for.
"Brazil are a great team and Germany still enjoy great recognition because of their achievements in the past and also what we've done in this World Cup."
It will also be a dream final for Kahn and even though he has won everything there is to win with Bayern Munich, including the Champions League.
He claims nothing compares to the World Cup final and knows that, at 33, this may be his last chance of lifting the World Cup.
"This is different from anything else. To play in the final will be extraordinary. You're not just representing your club, but your country.
"There are millions back home supporting you and you realise that in your career you can only hope to play in the final maybe once or twice.
"It will be the match of our lives and we have to play the match of ourlives."