The Bayern Munich forward is on course to secure the landmark according to the veteran, who also opened the door for a return to the Germany setup
Former Germany striker Miroslav Klose is tipping Thomas Muller to surpass his World Cup goal tally.
The striker’s 16th World Cup goal in the 7-1 semi-final win over hosts Brazil in last year’s tournament established him as the highest scorer ever at the championships.
However, Klose believes Bayern Munich forward Muller, who has found the net 10 times in the competition already, will make the record his own by the end of his career.
“Thomas Muller could become the record scorer in the World Cup. He already has 10 goals,” the veteran told Bild. “If he stays healthy, I assume he can still play in two more tournaments.
“Thomas has a nose for goals. In addition, he takes charge of penalties, something I was never allowed to do.”
Klose joined Per Mertesacker and Philipp Lahm in retiring from international football at the end of Germany’s triumphant World Cup campaign, but has now revealed he would be keen to slip back into die Mannschaft colours.
“I talked to Germany coach Joachim Low just several weeks ago. A return to the national team is no issue at the moment,” the 37-year-old, who recently signed an extension until 2016 with Lazio, said.
“One should never say never. My professional career only began at 21, really. Maybe that’s why I can still play for longer.”