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Klinsmann: Greece is Our Model

Germany's new national soccer coach, Jürgen Klinsmann, believes his team should look to the European champions Greece if they want to repair their reputation in the 2006 World Cup on home soil. Germany crashed out of the 2004 European Championship in Portugal during the group rounds, prompting Rudi Völler to resign and starting a search for a new coach and ultimately the winning recipe. Klinsmann, a 1990 World Cup winning player, sees Greece as the new model, with their ethic of hard work and an iron will. "To see what Otto (Rehhagel) achieved with Greece is fascinating. The discipline of he Greeks and the energy was admirable" Klinsmann told Bild newspaper on Sunday. "Those are our strengths too. Playing aggressively and a strong will to win are German attributes. We have to find them again," he added.

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