World Cup final a daze for concussed Kramer
As a footballer, it doesn't get more memorable than making your first-ever World Cup start in the final.
Sadly, that's not the case for Germany's Christoph Kramer, who can't remember a thing about his performance against Argentina.
The 23-year-old midfielder, who was on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach from Bayer Leverkusen last season, was handed his first start in Brazil by Joachim Loew as a last-minute replacement for Sami Khedira.
However, Kramer was on the field for just 19 minutes before he was flattened in a collision with Albiceleste defender Ezequiel Garay.
Despite returning to the pitch, the youngster was taken off for Andre Schurrle after 31 minutes.
While he recovered soon enough to be a part of Die Mannschaft's celebrations thanks to Mario Goetze's volleyed winner, Kramer doesn't remember his involvement in the match.
He said: "I can’t remember that much from the game.
"I don't know anything from the first half. I thought later that I went straight off after the incident. How I got to the changing rooms I do not know.
"I don’t know anything else. The game, in my head, starts only in the second half."
Sources: The Guardian, The Independent