Miroslav Klose admits his first months with Lazio have been ideal.

The former Bayern Munich striker has been a revelation since arriving in Italy.

"In Rome, my family and I are settling in the best way, we are very happy. If not, I could not give my best. The welfare of my loved ones is a fundamental requirement," smiled Klose.

"Playing for Lazio under the guidance of (Edy) Reja, just as (Joachim) Loew, gives me great freedom. This is very important for me. He asks nothing from me, I simply play my game. So I think I will stay for a long time here.

"As long as I can feel important and happy I want to continue."