Miroslav Klose, the top scorer in World Cup history with 16 goals, left the game in 2016 after a five-year streak in Serie A with Lazio.
Demichelis supports Klose to become a professional manager
Germany legend Miroslav Klose has been supported to become manager, by Martin Demichelis, a former Bayern team-mate. Miroslav, the top scorer in World Cup history with 16 goals, left the game in 2016 after a five-year streak in Serie A with Lazio. In total, Klose completed his career with 231 goals in 599 matches at the club level and 71 goals in 137 matches for Germany – another record for all time. Now he is the coach of Bayern under 17, while former Manchester City defender Demichelis stands for Sevilla under 19. “Both have known each other for a long time and had good relations as team partners, now as coaches,” Demichelis told reporters. “We sometimes have different ideas, but it should be so.
We learned from each other
“He was a forward; I was a defender. He is German, and I am Argentinean. We both learn from each other.” Miro is a right and smart person who will one day also be a professional coach. “I am a squad player, and I am with children under 19 years old, to learn and have new skills. I still have time to grow, but I plan to become a professional trainer someday. Now I want to learn fast so that I can be ready in the future.” Demichelis and Miroslav started as opponents in the 2014 World Cup final. Klose was replaced at the end of the game with a possible match-winner Mario Gotze, and the final was his last appearance in a German T-shirt. Demichelis continued for two more years for Argentina and left club football in 2017 after returning to the former Malaga club.
Demichelis had a conflict with former Bayern manager Hitzfeld
The defender recalled an episode from his earlier career when he came into conflict with former Bayern manager Ottmar Hitzfeld. “Of course, I was thrilled as a player and sometimes had differences of opinion with my coaches,” he admitted. “But I always wanted to help the team.” At the beginning at Hitzfeld, I had to play number six. I accepted it. With Felix Magath, I was a systematic player in this position. Before the 2007-08 season, I felt like I was looking for a new challenge, but Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said I should stay, which paid off for me because, since then, I played with Lucio in central defense.
“Then I had to advance again until six in the spring of 2008, which then led to inconsistencies with Hitzfeld. It was so. The last time I met Ottmar, we had a big hug.”