The former attacker played for both sides during his long and fruitful career and is aware of how Lazio can be dangerous for Bayern Munich. Miroslav Klose is currently assistant manager to Hansi Flick and in a recent interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia), he compared the two best players from both sides.
Thanks Klose played for Bayern for four years and then left Bavaria in 2011 to join Lazio. He finished his playing career in Lazio back in 2016. In the interview, he expressed his happiness to see Lazio in the Champions League, especially in the knock-out phase. He continued: “I am sorry for the players who must be on the pitch without fans. I can’t imagine anything better than a Lazio-Bayern clash with a full stadium.”
He also complimented Lazio on having some good players but stated that Bayern should be the better side. “Lazio has some good players, Immobile, Luis Alberto, (Joaquin) Correa and (Sergej) Milinkovic-Savic. They have dangerous weapons, but if Bayern takes the field with the right approach, we will notice the difference between the two teams.”
Klose continues the interview by comparing two strikers from both teams and, unsurprisingly, sees Robert Lewandowski as a better player than Ciro Immobile.
“I knew he [Lewandowski] was strong, but now that I coach him every day I can say he only has a few weaknesses. He is deadly with both feet, he is fast and with a strong header. Immobile is very good too. He creates goal-scoring opportunities and has a great shot, but Lewandowski has something more.”
It will be interesting to see how the match will play out, with Bayern Munich’s squad decimated with injuries and quarantine.