Volland: I love training with Klose

The Hoffenheim forward says he is enjoying the experience of working with the experienced Germany international during their preparations for the World Cup

Hoffenheim forward Kevin Volland says he is enjoying training with Germany international Miroslav Klose after being named in the country's 27-man preliminary World Cup squad.

The 21-year-old enjoyed an impressive season in the Bundesliga last term, scoring 11 goals in 33 appearances.

And he says he is loving being involved in Joachim Low's set-up; particularly getting to work alongside Lazio striker Klose.

Volland told Bild: "Every morning I get up and look forward to training with the boys.

"It is a lot of fun, because the level is extremely high.

"You have to imagine this: Miro played his first tournament in 2002 - when I was just 10 years old.

"Just by his international experience, he is a huge role model for me. I can learn a lot from him - and will continue to do so. In training we've talked a few times.

"He tells me what I can and must do better. He helps me hugely. Miro is just a super guy."

Germany will play Portugal, Ghana and the United States in Group G at the World Cup.