Miroslav Klose world cup appreciation post
If anyone deserved to be a world champion…. It’s Miroslav Klose
Since 2002 he has played his heart out for Germany. Having been born in Poland he was eligible to play for either Germany or Poland and he chose the former and I don’t believe he ever regretted it. He loves Germany and he has loved playing for them.
He’s no Lionel Messi. Klose is what one would call a “goal poacher” his goals are scored from a team effort and that is what the game should be about.
In interviews about this win he has said that this has been a team effort.
He doesn’t celebrate his goals for himself but he celebrated because he knows he has helped his team.
He’s not selfish or arrogant. He encourages his younger teammates. He told Mario Goetze that he believed in him and that he could win it for Germany as Mario was brought on as a sub for him.
He not only became the world cups all time goal scorer but during the match he achieved it, the 7-1 victory over Brazil in the Semi final… At the final whistle, Miro was seen hugging and encouraging and comforting the distraught Brazilians. There was no real celebration, he knew what the Brazilians would feel and he comforted them. As any great sportsman would do.
He knows how bad it feels to lose a final. He stated that he didn’t want to feel that again this time. Since he was the only member of the team to suffer that defeat in the final in 2002 surely after his long contribution he deserved it this time.
He’s also a wonderful sports man and is known for it, having twice asked a referee to overturn two wrong decisions that went in his favour. He felt it was “the right thing to do… Because millions of people look up to us” he did not want to be a cheat.
Miroslav Klose, to me, is a player that every young player should aspire to be. You don’t need the skill of Ronaldo or Messi to be a great team player.
He is an inspiration on and off the pitch, and encourages fair play, asking you to just play the best you can and give it your all and work as a team… Because it is a team game.
If this is to be Miro’s last game in Germany shirt… What a game to win! All time top goal scorer and now world champion
Miroslav Klose…. Legend for Germany… Legend of the sport.
God bless you family Klose
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