With the much anticipated Euro 2012 fast approaching, there has been a lot of tension between Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez. The two strikers have been in excellent form for the club, which has promoted talk that they will be facing intense competition between each other.
However, Maria Gomez has been quick to point out that the competition talk between the two is nothing more than media play and that they both complement each other pretty well. He also said that the competition between the two, if there is any, will be beneficial to the German national team.
Germany have been using the 4-5-1 formation for many years now. In such a formation, it would be tough to see both Mario Gomez and Miroslav Klose playing in the same team. However, it is extremely tough to drop Miroslav Klose given the way he has been playing in the last few years, despite his age. Mario Gomez, on the other hand, has been distinctly better at club level than at international level. This has promoted the competition between the two, but Mario Gomez has downplayed any such competition between the two. “I’m delighted for him. It wasn’t easy for him at Bayern, so it’s wonderful for him now, because I know how important goals are for a striker. And I think he still has a vital role to play, both for his club and his country,” Mario Gomez said regarding Miroslav Klose.
Miroslav Klose has been a revelation in Italy. Lazio have been doing extremely well since Miroslav Klose moved to Italy after struggling to break through into the Bayern Munich team, which was performing exceptionally well with Mario Gomez up front. Even this season, Mario Gomez has been in sensational form. So far, Mario Gomez has scored a total of 21 goals in all competitions.