Miroslav Klose is thrilled with his first season at Lazio.

The German international was snapped up as a free agent last summer from Bayern Munich and was a revelation, scoring 13 goals despite missing two months with an injury.

"Leaving Bayern Munich was certainly like leaving my family, but I have to say coming to Lazio I found another family here," the striker told WeltOnline.

"I often have to disguise myself when I go out in the streets of Rome so the fans don't recognise me, as they are rather passionate.

"I've found a very professional atmosphere that is also relaxed and calm, without excessive pressure."