Stuttgart youngster Mario Gomez has expressed delight at scoring on his international debut in Germany's 3-1 win over Switzerland.
In the absence of the suspended Lukas Podolski and the injured Miroslav Klose, Gomez was given the chance to lead Germany's attack alongside Kevin Kuranyi and the 21-year-old paid back the faith by building on Kuranyi's lead with a fine header on 30 minutes.
"In sporting terms this week has been the best ever in my whole life. It was just wonderful," he smiled.
"The team gave me a warm welcome and it's great fun to train with them.
"And then the coach told me that I would get the chance to start the match up front - this was a fantastic week for me," said the in-form forward, who is currently the Bundesliga's leading striker having netted 11 goals for third-placed Stuttgart.