Germany captain Philipp Lahm believes the experience and know-how of the German squad will hold them in good stead this weekend.
Die Mannschaft take on Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final at the Maracana on Sunday and Lahm is of the belief that he and his teammates have more understanding of big games than their opponents.
"A lot of our players have experience of playing in big finals with big clubs," he said. "That's definitely an advantage for us.
"You never know how far you will go, but we've prepared well, worked as a team and now we're one step away.
"I'm looking forward to the final. We want simply to become world champion.
"[If we won] I would go to bed early...or maybe in the early hours."
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