Gomez looking forward to Germany selection battle with Klose

The Bayern Munich man was benched in his side's quarter-final win over Greece and is "curious" to find out who will start in Thursday's semi-final after seeing his rival play
Germany striker Mario Gomez is "curious" to see who will start up front in their semi-final after the Bayern Munich man began their 4-2 quarter-final victory over Greece on the bench.

Miroslav Klose was preferred ahead of the 26-year-old by coach Joachim Low, and the Lazio man repaid the faith shown in him by scoring Germany’s third from a corner.

Low has so far preferred Gomez to Klose, selecting him throughout the group stages, with the ex-Stuttgart player already scoring three goals in Euro 2012 – one of which was the winner against the Portuguese.

But Gomez, who replaced Klose late on, is unsure of who will start in the semi-final on Thursday.

"I will continue," Gomez told ZDF. "I'm curious to see what happens in the next game!

"We already knew that they were the masters of survival, and they showed it, and scored two goals but I think we deserved to win comfortably."

Meanwhile, Klose admitted his delight at being back in the starting XI for Germany and was pleased to score his 64th goal in 120 games for his country.

The ex-Werder Bremen man also praised the strength in-depth of the German side.

"I was very happy to play again and I am very relieved I scored," the 34-year-old told ZDF. "We combined superbly during the first half, but we had problems scoring.

"Our bench is very strong, just look at the players that came in."

And now the No.11 is looking forward to seeing who Germany will face on Sunday.

He added: "We knew, if we got our game together, we would cause Greece difficulties and that's how it went. Now we will watch Italy vs. England and see who comes next."