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:''[[Hans Schäfer|Schäfer]] nach innen geflankt... Kopfball... Abgewehrt. Aus dem Hintergrund müßte [[Helmut Rahn|Rahn]] schießen... Rahn schießt! Tor! Tor! Tor! Tor!''<br>(silence)<br>''Tor für Deutschland! Drei zu zwei führt Deutschland. Halten Sie mich für verrückt, halten Sie mich für übergeschnappt!''
 
:''Schäfer puts in the cross... [[Header (disambiguation)|header]]... Cleared. Rahn should shoot from deep... Rahn shoots! Goal! Goal! Goal! Goal!''<br>(Zimmermann fell silent for eight seconds before he spoke again)<br>''Goal for Germany! Germany lead 3-2. Call me mad, call me crazy!"''
 
After the final he was criticized for praising the goal keeper Turek by calling him ''Toni du bist ein Teufelskerl, Toni du bist ein Fußballgott'' (Toni you are a devil chap. Toni you are a football god.). Zimmermann, who rode a tank and held a major's rank during the war, was also criticized for the somewhat militaristic vocabulary he had used during the match.