Kramer wary of Klose threat

Midfielder Christoph Kramer believes Bayer Leverkusen stand a good chance in the Champions League play-off against Lazio if they can keep Miroslav Klose quiet.

The two sides meet in the first leg of their European qualifier at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday evening.

And Kramer insists that Leverkusen have nothing to fear from the veteran striker and backed his defenders to keep Klose quiet over two legs.

"All of us know the quality that Miroslav Klose has got, but we don't have to be afraid. We've got many talented players as well," he said.

"We know that he's dangerous and can score many goals regardless of his age. He's an extraordinary striker so we are warned by his qualities.

"However we've got very good centre-backs to defend him. I wish that he plays but for once I don't wish him to score for two games."