The Atletico Madrid winger will be one of the main attractions at Stade de France on Sunday when France takes on Portugal to crown the victor of Euro 2016.
European football governing body UEFA has on Friday revealed that Englishman Mark Clattenberg will be the referee for the Euro 2016 final in Paris between Portugal and France.
He was particularly relieved to have scored the penalty, having missed one when Atletico Madrid played in the Champions League final against Ronaldo's Real Madrid in May.
"People said they hadn't won a game in 90 minutes".
"I don't say anything about referees' decisions".
"The penalty was of course a shock and I had to calm the players down in the dressing room", admitted Loew.
"It was a team effort from everyone at Clairefontaine (France's national football centre) - I'm delighted for them all".
Portugal will face the victor of the second semi final between France and Germany in the final on 11 July.
And he expects home advantage to play a significant part come Sunday.
"Today we didn't have the luck we needed", said Loew.
In the match that saw him crowned the most-capped European player at major tournaments, Bastian Schweinsteiger denied Patrick Evra the chance to head at goal with his arm from close range after Griezmann's corner. We again have a hero and the next striker to make us win tournaments - hopefully. This is a great story - the players wrote history by knocking out Germany.
"There is a lot of passion and fervour".
Germany counterpart Joachim Low felt his side deserved more from the game having dominated with nearly 70 per cent possession.
What's even more incredible is that all his goals have come from headers.
"We were unfortunate to concede a penalty a minute before half-time, that was bad luck".
"We had our chances but didn't score".
James Chester, Ben Davies, Chris Gunter, Neil Taylor, Joe Allen and Jonathan Williams are among the other players who will leave France with their reputations enhanced after helping Wales to become the first British side to reach a major tournament semi-final for 20 years.
He said: "The French team are playing at home and they have every right to think about winning but we have our own mission, we know about our past against France".
Les Blues defeated Germany 2-0 on Thursday night thanks to an Antoine Griezmann brace, setting up a meeting with Portugal in Sunday's grand final, one which they're expected to win without too much trouble. We provide you with an update on the list of the tournament's leading goal scorers.
I hope that this time we have something to smile about-or at least if there are tears they are tears of joy.