The 36-year-old striker came off the bench against Ghana on Saturday and scored with his first touch of the tournament, stretching to ensure Benedikt Howedes’ goalbound header found the back of the net.
It helped Germany secure a 2-2 draw in an enthralling match in Fortaleza and saw Klose draw level with Brazil’s Ronaldo on 15 goals.
This is the Lazio striker’s fourth World Cup finals and one which he hopes will have plenty more goals.
“I’m itching for it, I want to be the first,” Klose said. “That’s my big goal.
“Whether I play from the beginning or sitting on the bench, all the players are important. From 20 World Cup games, 15 goals are not bad.”