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Klose can't explain his stellar German form
by Paul Kennedy, October 8th, 2010 5:54PM
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TAGS:  european championship, germany, turkey


[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."

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