Klose confident of title challenge
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New Lazio striker Miroslav Klose believes his club can battle for the Serie A title next season.

The Germany international became Lazio's first summer reinforcement, with the 33-year-old joining the Roman outfit as a free agent and putting pen to paper on a two-year contract.

"Lazio is a very interesting team," said Klose on the club's official website. "They have a mix of young players and experienced ones.

"I think it will be an interesting campaign and I am certain we will be able to battle for the Scudetto."

I think it will be an interesting campaign and I am certain we will be able to battle for the Scudetto.
Miroslav Klose, Lazio striker

The former Werder Bremen forward endured a disappointing campaign for Bayern Munich in 2010/11, scoring just one goal in 20 Bundesliga appearances.

After four seasons with the German giants, Klose is eager to show his worth in Italy's top flight.

"I am very happy with this new adventure," he said. "I cannot wait to make my debut in Serie A. I will try to do my best for Lazio, who have a great team and very strong players."

Lazio narrowly missed out on UEFA Champions League football after a fifth-placed finish in Serie A and will compete in the UEFA Europa League next season.