Lazio striker Klose says Germany not taking Italy lightly

Lazio striker Miroslav Klose says Germany are wary of Euro2012 semifinal opponents Italy.

Lazio striker Miroslav Klose says Germany are wary of Euro2012 semifinal opponents Italy.

The striker struggled with injury during the last few months of the campaign, though he still scored 12 goals in 27 Serie A games.

“Of course, there are differences between Italians and Germans. I like that they are a bit more relaxed than we are. You can see that there is another way to play football and that it works just as well. That might be an advantage for them,” he told UEFA.com.

“Sure, Italy pushed England back, but that will not happen against us. We will play with different tactics to England. I think we know where Italy's weaknesses are and we will try to use that to our advantage.”

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