Miroslav Klose is determined to return to playing action for Lazio before the campaign is out, despite earlier reports that his season was over.
The Gazzetta dello Sport suggested on Monday that the Biancocelesti’s top scorer was not prepared to risk playing again this season for the club, in an attempt to remain injury-free for Germany’s involvement at Euro 2012.
However, the 33-year-old has today reassured Aquile fans that his first goal is to return to the field for the capital club.
“I’m doing everything to return. The healing process is progressing in a very, very satisfying way,” he told German reporters.
“I have my training program which I will stick to, I won’t make the mistake of trying too much too soon, only when the doctors give the green light will I again return to the field.
“Before my injury I was in excellent shape and I’m benefiting from that now.”
The forward was pushed for an answer on if he’ll be fit to represent his adopted country this summer.
“It is important to regain my match fitness, but even so I still have enough experience to go to the European Championships in top form.”
It is anticipated that any return of Klose to Lazio before the season is out will likely be just for the remaining two fixtures in the League, scheduled for early May.