Germany manager Joachim Low has warned teams not to write off Miroslav Klose during the World Cup.
Klose has not had the best of seasons with Bayern Munich and looks a shadow of the player who was the top scorer in the 2006 competition on home soil.
The 31-year-old has scored 48 times in 95 games for his country though, and Low says that while work needs to be done, Klose always carries a potent goal threat.
"People have often written Miro off before," he told Bild. "But when it comes to it, he is there.
"It is clear that it will be no easy task to get Miro in form.
"It will be hard work, for him, for us. He has to work a lot. He still hasn't shown the form that he is actually capable of.
"For Miro it is now about becoming more certain in training."
Germany have had a torrid time with injuries over the last few weeks, with Michael Ballack and a number of other players being ruled out of South Africa.
But defender Philipp Lahm, who will be skipper in Ballack's absence, has ruled out any new members coming in.
He said: "New nominations are no issue for us. We had many players here and that is why you nominate more players.
"So you can replace them if they are injured. All players are in the same top shape."