Sometimes you just have to accept defeat and endure your fate with grace and humility. So, yes, I'm indeed running out of new things to say. But if I'm beginning to repeat myself, it's really because the games are, too.
At the first glance, the Greece game may have had little in common with the tactical masterclass that was the Netherlands match or the tight, tense and close encounters with Portugal and Denmark.
Yet I've marvelled before about the fact that Germany don't have a truly outstanding player who carries the team through the tournament but somehow find a new key man whenever they need him. And now Philipp Lahm, who's had rather a quiet Euros so far, steps forth and copies his famous Costa Rica goal from the 2006 World Cup, before the as yet most unsung of heroes, the most consistent but rarely lauded player saves the day, Sami Khedira.
And as has been the case before, for instance when he started the tournament with Mario Gomez instead of Klose upfront or put Lars Bender at right back six days ago, coach Joachim Low continues to make choices that are at least debatable - and continues to be proved right.
Making no less than four changes to a winning team is surprising enough, but it becomes downright stunning when you consider that Low has never been noted for rash decisions and drastic measures. And now he went out and benched not only the tournament's most successful striker but also, despite his proverbial loyalty, two of his favourite players, Thomas Muller and Lukas Podolski, even though one had scored in the last game and the other was beginning to regain his form.
But one of the new men, Jerome Boateng, set up what was ultimately the deciding goal, while Marco Reus and Miroslav Klose scored themselves. Yes, Podolski's replacement Andre Schurrle perhaps proved those experts right who say he's a very fine substitute but not a man for the first team, but even he had his moments and came close to finding the target shortly before the break.
With hindsight, it's easy to see that Low felt he needed more movement and agility in the final third of the pitch to keep the massed Greek defence busy and in motion until they would finally fail to close a passing lane or leave gaps at the back. But there was no guarantee that particularly the two youngsters could provide this. When I read the line-up aloud in the office of a big football magazine some five hours before kick-off, someone asked: "Have Schurrle and Reus ever played in a halfway important game for Germany, let alone started one?"
What he meant was that Low was taking a big risk by fielding not one but two players who might not be able to cope with the pressure of a high-profile international in the knock-out rounds of a big tournament. That reshuffling the team in this way constituted a very brave move became obvious after an hour, as it was Schurrle who gave the ball away in the build-up to the equaliser. Yet all's well that ends well, especially in football, and another thing I have written a few times before is still valid: Low has an uncanny knack of choosing players who will then come through for him.
Finally, the whole tournament so far has also demonstrated that Low was right when he began to slightly alter the team's style in the wake of the friendly against Netherlands last November. Basically, he kept saying that his side's swashbuckling counter-attacking game was, yes, sparkling and inspirational, but that it would be of no use at the Euros, because he expected future opponents to be much more disciplined, cautious and defensive.
For a long time, people doubted the wisdom of this theory, especially when the draw for the group stage was made. Portugal disciplined? Netherlands cautious? Denmark defensive? Many fans expected a continuation of the kind of games we've seen ever since the 2010 World Cup began, dashing offensive football with style and flair. But this team is no longer the 2010 team, mainly because they are no longer in a position to surprise an opponent - the other teams know our players very well and, what's more important, they know what they are capable of if you give them too much room.
So we suddenly have to fill the role that has already become second nature to Spain: no matter the score, no matter the situation - teams just won't open up when they play Germany. Not even teams that have people like Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo up front. That was taken to ridiculous extremes last weekend, when even a Danish team badly in need of a goal refused to move forward.
Germany were mildly criticised for being too static and not inspirational enough in those two games, the opening match against Portugal and the final group game. But of course both were matches the team didn't need to win, so there was no point in taking too much of a risk and, say, increase the pressure by having the full backs move upfield more.
But on Friday, Germany needed a win against another well-organised, defensive team - and proved able to rise to the occasion in admirable fashion. Just consider that Germany have now scored three or more goals in four out of the last five games they've played in the knockout stages of a major tournament. Or simply consider that Low’s team has now won fifteen competitive games in a row. That is a world record.
As I walked home after the game, the streets of Berlin were once again crammed with people, traffic was being re-directed and the tram had stopped running, simply because the tracks couldn't be cleared. Fireworks went off now and again. Suddenly I overheard a conversation.
"The only one I'm really worried about is Schweinsteiger," a man said. "Maybe Low should bench him and play Kroos instead." His companion replied: "The way things are right now, he could play his wife and she would score."