Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Klose can't explain his stellar German form
by Paul Kennedy, October 8th, 2010 5:54PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  european championship, germany, turkey

MOST COMMENTED

[EURO 2012 QUALIFYING] Miroslav Klose is at it again. The Polish-born striker, who tied the all-time German World Cup scoring record at this summer's tournament, has yet to score for Bayern Munich in seven games but scored twice in Germany's 3-0 win over Turkey in Berlin on Friday to give him five goals in three Euro 2012 qualifiers.

Klose scored late in both halves, and Mesut Ozil, booed by the pro-Turkey crowd of 74,224 at the Olympic Stadium, added the third for Germany, which has won all three qualifiers.

"The team showed they really wanted this and we have earned a deserved victory," said Coach Joachim Loew. "I hadn't expected to win by such a big amount, because it was always going to be a difficult game. For the Turks, the game was always going to be a matter of honor."

Klose now has 57 career goals, second behind only Gerd Mueller with 68, and 104 caps, passing Franz Beckenbauer's mark of 103 and moving into fourth place among German players.

"We are all glad that we won the game," said Klose. "I have no idea why I am scoring for the national team and not Bayern. I ask myself that every time: I have a bit of luck here which I am lacking with Bayern sometimes. Although I have now over-taken Franz Beckenbauer in terms of the number of international matches, but there will always be something special about the Beckenbauer name."



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Copa America: Messi leads Argentina to 6-1 win    
Argentina clobbered Paraguay, 6-1, to move into Saturday's Copa America final against host Chile. Lionel Messi ...
What They're Saying: FIFA statement    
"Due to their current commitments in Zurich, the FIFA President and the FIFA Secretary General will ...
Three takeaways from USA-Germany    
The USA beat Germany, 2-0, Tuesday to reach its fourth Women's World Cup final by dominating ...
Garza replaces injured Davis on U.S roster    
Brad Davis has been ruled out of the Gold Cup with a knee injury, and Greg ...
Turning Point | Solo: 'I did the stall tactic'    
After having a huge edge in play during the first half, the USA came under pressure ...
Open Cup: Magee scores twice in Chicago Fire win    
In his first start since undergoing hip surgery last year, Mike Magee scored two goals  to ...
USA-Germany Women's World Cup Player Ratings     
The USA reached the Women's World Cup final with a 2-0 win over Germany on second-half ...
What They're Saying: Germany's Annike Krahn    
"Congratulations to the USA. They had the better chances, and from that one can say they ...
Video Pick: Fun with Hulk     
Brazilian forward Hulk frequently strikes the ball with impressive power -- and even more so when ...
ICYMI | MLS: New mechanisms could trigger big signings    
The USA's secondary transfer window opens next week and among those players on the radar screen ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives