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Klose praise for Ronaldo

Santo Andre: Germany striker Miroslav Klose described Ronaldo as “the most complete player ever” on Thursday, after overtaking the former Brazil forward as the World Cup’s all-time record scorer with his 16th goal in the semi-final victory over the hosts.

“He was an outstanding soccer player,” Klose, now a striker for Lazio after earlier stints with Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich, told reporters at the Germany base camp in Northeastern Brazil.

“I play in Italy and everyone I’ve ever talked to there said that Ronaldo was the best player that ever played in Italy. For me he was the most complete player ever.”

Klose equalled Ronaldo’s record of 15 goals in Germany’s 2-2 draw against Ghana in a group match before overtaking him on Tuesday with the second in a 7-1 rout.               (reuters)