Klose shifts focus to the final

2014-07-09 11:46
Klose (Supplied)
Klose (Supplied)

Miroslav Klose is confident Germany can use their 7-1 semi-final demolition of Brazil as a springboard to World Cup glory.

The striker became the all-time leading scorer in World Cup history on Tuesday when he fired home the Germans' second of the night to notch up his 16th finals goal.

Another five strikes would follow from Die Mannschaft in Belo Horizonte before Oscar earned the Samba Kings a modicum of consolation when he found the back of the net in second-half injury time.

Germany will now come up against either the Netherlands or Argentina in the final, and Klose insist the side are ready to push on from this week's last-four walkover.

"You could see in training that we harmonise greatly," said 36-year-old Klose. "We are one unit and you can see that in the pitch. It was so important that our set-pieces work.

"Toni (Kroos) brings the ball exactly there where it belongs. I was hit during my goal so there was no chance to do a (celebration) flip."

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