German coach Juergen Klinsmann has hoped that his World Cup scoring mark could be beat by striker Miroslav Klose.
As a player, Klinsmann scored a total of 11 goals from 1990-98, one more than the 10 goals scored by the 28-year-old Klose over two World Cups.
Klinsmann said Monday that more goals by Klose would boost Germany's bid for the World Cup glory.
"I wish he would overtake me a quickly as possible,"said Klinsmann.
"It would mean we would have a good chance of being here on Sunday night. He knows he has not reached his final destination yet. He must find a way to get past me."
Germany play Italy on Tuesday in Dortmund in the semifinals with the final to be played on Sunday in Berlin.