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