Klose talks future, Muller record
The 33-year-old has made an excellent start to life in Italy's Serie A following a move to Lazio in the summer and he says thoughts of retiring have not yet crossed his mind.
Ahead of Friday's EURO 2012 qualifier against Turkey, Klose has set his sights on moving even closer to Gerd Muller's all-time national team goalscoring record of 68 goals, and only after breaking that record will he think of anything else.
"I want to break the record with the national team now," he told Bild. "We want to win all ten qualifying matches and then I will speak with the coach about my future.
"I am a spontaneous person and I make my decision about when I retire from my gut feeling. But for as long as I am enjoying myself and am free of injury, then I want to keep playing."
Klose is just six goals short of Muller's scoring record, but his place in the national team is no longer so certain as it has been since he took the FIFA World Cup by storm in 2002.
With coach Joachim Low playing with just one striker, and Bayern Munich's Mario Gomez scoring at will in the Bundesliga, his space in the starting XI could well be limited.
However, he is ready to fight for his place. "I never have fear," he said. "It is all down to me anyway - when I am fit, I will play. And I am feeling really good."