Since Sven Goran Eriksson took over, England have been fantastic.
We should not fool ourselves. We are not one of the world's top teams any more.
At least six Bayern players, who have won almost everything, are in the national squad.
Certainly it is a different world for players nowadays. But it depends on the individual.
For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being.
At any rate, I can only see such a success having positive effects for everyone, particularly as our anticipation of the World cup would only increase further.
The most important thing however is the money. What use would it be to us, to have a a mighty stadium but a useless team, because we couldn't afford anything better?
The Olympic stadium may have been built only in the early 1970s but it was clear for a long time it had no future. For many reasons it is not good enough for modern football and today's fans.
At the World Cup and even now at the Confederations Cup, our security provisions will ensure the greatest level of protection possible for all those participating - both inside and outside the stadiums.
The World Cup tournament overall and, naturally, the new stadiums at its heart, are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive and exceptional location, and above all of course, as a highly capable economic location.