Cape Town - Bayern Munich and Germany forward Thomas Muller hopes to eclipse
the World Cup goalscoring record set by compatriot Miroslav Klose.
Muller, who won the Golden Ball at the 2010 tournament after scoring
five goals in South Africa, netted five times once more in Brazil as he
helped his country claim World Cup glory, finishing behind only golden
boot winner James Rodriguez.
The 25-year-old now has 10 World Cup goals to his name and is confident he can chase down's Klose's all-time record of 16.
"Those are two special accolades, indeed. Even though it's only the second place," the Bayern attacker told Kicker. "But at a World Cup you try to give it your all for your country. And that's why I am delighted.
"I am very pleased with the World Cup. I contributed my share, just
like I wanted to. I did not expect to play such a good role in the race
for the Golden Boot again.
"It's pretty unusual to achieve that again. But this time someone
scored six goals. Theoretically, I could play two more World Cups. But I
can't just automatically assume that I'm going to score five at every
"It'd be nice to achieve it, but let's wait and see."
Despite his exploits for Germany, Muller has been significantly less
prolific at club level and has yet to challenge for the top-scorer title
in the Bundesliga, admitting that a shorter tournament suits him more.
"I don't think that I'll ever achieve that, because I have to play
more than seven games. I think that the World Cup modus fits me best,"