Wednesday May 28 2014
Volland: Klose a huge role model

German youngster Kevin Volland has praised strike partner Miroslav Klose, calling the Lazio forward ‘a huge role model’.

The Hoffenheim goalscorer has been named in Joachim Low’s initial 30-man Germany squad the for World Cup.

And the 21-year-old has admitted what a thrill it is to be playing alongside Mannschaft legends like Klose.

“Every morning I get up and look forward to training with the boys,” he told Bild. “It is a lot of fun, because the level is extremely high.

“You have to imagine this: Miro played his first tournament in 2002 - when I was just 10 years old.

“Just by his international experience, he is a huge role model for me. I can learn a lot from him - and will continue to do so. In training we've talked a few times.

“He tells me what I can and must do better. He helps me hugely. Miro is just a super guy.”

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