(GSM) – Germany coach Joachim Low says Bayern München striker Miroslav Klose will have to work hard to get back into form ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals.
The 31-year-old was the top scorer and the Golden Boot winner at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, with five goals. The forward has scored 48 goals in 95 appearances for Germany.
Germany won a comfortable 3-0 victory against Hungary in Budapest on May 29, but Klose failed to make an impact.
“It is clear that it will be no easy task to get Miro in form,” Low said in the Bild newspaper.
“It will be hard work, for him, for us. He has to work a lot. He still hasn’t shown the form that he is actually capable of. For Miro it is now about becoming more certain in training,” the tactician explained.
Klose also holds the record for being the only player to score 5 goals in consecutive World Cups.
“People have often written Miro off before,” Germany boss added.
“But when it comes to it, he is there,” the 50-year-old said.