Tuesday October 18 2011
Klose: 'Lazio goals are my job'

Miroslav Klose has his place in Lazio history after the last-gasp derby winner. “Making the team win is my job.”

The striker was on target in stoppages to beat arch-rivals Roma 2-1, ending a run of five consecutive Derby della Capitale defeats.

“You have to believe right to the end, as it's always possible to score a goal,” said Klose in his Press conference.

“I am a striker, so making the team win is my job. The important thing is never to give in, as that is the great thing about football.

“I had a T-Shirt under my jersey ready to show if I scored, but didn't have time to get it out! I have a good rapport with the fans and I don't know if it'll change after this derby, but they have always shown me great affection.”

There was a controversial banner in the Olimpico stands, as it read ‘Klose mit uns.' In German it translates as ‘Klose is with us,' but is also very similar to the Nazi slogan Gott Mit Uns.

“Politics should never play any part in football. It has to be kept outside the stadium at all times,” replied the former Bayern Munich man.

“We are a strong side, but must not get ahead of ourselves. Could we win the Scudetto? Anything is possible, but we don't put ourselves among the favourites. My tips are Milan, Inter, Udinese and Napoli.”

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