The striker was also keen to give the credit for his goal to his team-mates Kante and Kai Havertz, even if he admits it wasn’t easy holding his nerve as the rebound from the latter’s shot slowly fell for him to head in.
‘I had to wait a long time with the ball coming down for my goal, it took hours until the ball came down! But I think you saw also before the goal, how we played, to get Kai free in this position, an easy double-pass for me with N’Golo and then he played a very good ball to Kai. He hit the bar and then it was an easy goal for me.’
However, it wasn’t until Mason Mount scored our second late on that we made the result safe, causing an outpouring of emotion that was only matched by the joy at the final whistle and the satisfaction at our performance.
‘There was a lot of celebration, the last 10 minutes I had no voice because I was screaming a lot! It means a lot, I think it’s the dream of every young kid,’ continued Werner. ‘When I was 10 or 11 I watched every semi-final on the TV and it was a big dream to play in a semi-final and then to reach the final, and now it’s reality and it’s an incredible feeling.
‘Our team is incredible, what we did last night. We did not have so much of the ball like normal, but how we controlled the game, how we controlled the rhythm, was unbelievable against a team with world-class players in every position.