Italy striker Luca Toni admits he has problems with “his best friend” – the football – and is looking to fix his troubled friendship by opening his Euro 2008 account against Spain on Sunday.
Despite hitting 24 goals in 31 league games for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich last season, Toni has so far failed to hit the back of the net in Italy's three Euro 2008 games.
And he has even asked Germany striker Miroslav Klose for help with the problem ahead of the Azzurri's quarter-final against Spain on Sunday in Vienna.
Klose opened his Euro 2008 account by netting Germany's second goal in their 3-2 quarter-final win over Portugal last Thursday and said he had received an SMS text message from his Italian team-mate at Bayern saying he had a problem.
“I had a text after the Portugal game, he (Toni) told me he has a problem with his best friend and asked me for help with his best friend,” said Klose at Germany's Euro 2008 camp here.
“I asked him what was the problem and he told me his best friend was the ball and he doesn't know what to do with it.”
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