Et is the one goal that you will always associate with Thomas Häßler. On November 15, 1989, he met the World Cup qualifier against Wales to 2-1 final score. Only through this goal did the German national team qualify for the 1990 World Cup in Italy. It was the goal of the now 54-year-old that paved the way for the title.
Question: Mr. Häßler, 30 years ago Andreas Brehme shot Germany to the world title. Lothar Matthäus became a world footballer, Guido Buchwald was celebrated because he eliminated Maradona. But without you Germany would not have gone to the World Cup at all.
Thomas Häßler: Yes, without my goal against Wales in the last qualifying game, we would not have gone to the World Cup. I know that, it makes me proud, and that is what many people still address to me today. It’s my fault that we became world champions. And I loved doing it.
Question: Let’s start the story over.