"Someone is bound to break the record one day. I made my name scoring lots of goals, and that will never be forgotten."
"My personal history and my 15 World Cup goals will never be erased. If he scores more than me, I'll congratulate him, and of course I admire him. But he'll never take away my goals or my history."
Klose last month became his country's greatest scorer when he netted in Germany's 3-0 victory over Austria, taking his international tally to 68 goals from 130 matches.
The Lazio forward will be 36 when the World Cup begins June 12, 2014.