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Klose to delay retirement decision

23 July 2014, 17:30

Berlin - Germany striker Miroslav Klose says that he will not be rushed into making a call on his international future.

The 36-year-old finally got his World Cup winner’s medal at the fourth attempt, having made his debut at the showpiece event in 2002.

Klose surpassed Ronaldo’s record as the top goal-scorer at the World Cup while in Brazil, notching up his 16th goal of the competition. As a result, many expect Klose to retire from internationals, with his career having seemingly reached the perfect high.

Speaking in the wake of Germany’s triumph, the Lazio man said that he would take some time before making a decision.

"I do not know yet if I will go on with the national team," he said.

"I'll take a couple of nights to sleep on it and then make the right decision."

The striker admits that it’s hard to imagine that matters could have turned out any better, adding that Germany’s team effort was key to their success.

"This is outstanding, it crowns everything," he said.

"We finished second once, were third twice, but this is world-class. I can hardly comprehend it.

“It was always a dream to be up there (getting the trophy) and not just having to stand around and have to applaud others.

“The team's performances were important, we wanted to keep our calm because we knew we had the better quality to win it."


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