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Klose eyeing record

2014-06-23 08:36
Miroslav Klose (Supplied)
Miroslav Klose (Supplied)
Cape Town - Germany striker Miroslav Klose is determined to claim the record of all-time leading scorer at the World Cup.

Klose equalled Ronaldo’s record when he nabbed his 15th goal at the showpiece event against Ghana on Saturday.

Having drawn level with the magical Brazilian, Klose is now dreaming of having the record all to himself.

"I'm itching for it, I want to be the first. That's my big goal," he commented.

Following his goal against the Black Stars, which drew Germany level at 2-2 with their African opponents, Klose performed his customary backflip celebration.

The 36-year-old was unable to execute a perfect landing and the Lazio man admits that he’s had to put the showboating on hold to an extend as starts to feel his age.

"At my age, I didn't want to keep doing those anymore," he said.

"The fact I didn't quite pull it off so well doesn't matter, but you could see I was out of practice for it."

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