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Currently, the top three striker options for Germany are Miroslav Klose, Mario Gomez and Lukas Podolski. Not too bad.
After leaving Bayern Munich due to lack of playing time, Polish-born Miroslav Klose has started his first season with new club Lazio Roma well. Already playing six games, he has netted four times.
After capping 112 times, he has the second-most caps, behind only the legendary Lothar Mattaus. Also second on the top-scorer list with 62 strikes, Klose only has to net six times to catch up with Gerd Muller.
Not only that, but in every Euro qualifier he played, he managed to score at least one—often more than once, mind you.
Mario Gomez, like Miroslav at one point, plays for Bundesliga-contending Bayern Munich. Winning the Canon for top scorer of the Bundesliga, the half-Spanish Gomez is often chosen above Klose in the starting lineup.
For country, it is the opposite. The German-Pole is ahead in the picking order and Gomez is only given an opportunity when Klose is being rested or is injured. When given such an opportunity, the striker capitalizes, scoring six goals in six appearances in the Euro qualifiers.
Against Austria, Gomez scored the opening goal, just before halftime in the 44th minute. Only five minutes into the second half, Austria equalized from an Friedrich own-goal. The game looked to be a tie until Gomez struck the winner for Germany in the dying minutes.
1. FC Koln man Lukas Polodski often takes position of winger for club and country. Only playing eight games in the current season for the Bundesliga outfit, "Prinz Poldi" has already scored six goals. He has taken part in the Bronze-winning 2006 and 2010 World Cups, the Euro 2004 and the second-place finish at Euro 2008.
In the recent Euro qualifiers, Podolski has participated in all as a winger. He has scored three goals, one apiece against Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and neighbours Austria. Podolski also had three assists.
With these three as choices for striker, Germany looks set to score a high amount of goals.