Kane on Bayern move: ‘It’s a different pressure to what I felt at Spurs’

England and Bayern Munich striker Harry Kane

Harry Kane admits it “wasn’t a disaster” to go a “couple of games without winning” at former club Tottenham.

The England captain ended months of transfer speculation by opting to join German champions Bayern Munich last month and has started the Bundesliga season in fine form, scoring three goals in his first three games.

Kane endured a disappointing final season at Spurs, finishing eighth in the Premier League and missing out on European football altogether.

Tottenham have started well under new boss Ange Postecoglou, but Kane says the increased pressure to win at Bayern played a key part in his decision to leave his boyhood club.

“It’s a different pressure to what I felt at Spurs,” he explained.

“Of course, we wanted to win things but if you went a couple of games without winning, it wasn’t a disaster.

“The feeling at Bayern is that you have to win every game. That’s part and parcel of being at one of the biggest clubs in the world.

“I’m enjoying feeling those different emotions and that’s part of the reason that I wanted to go.

“When we get back, we start the Champions League campaign, which they expect to win. So you’re going into those games with maybe a different feeling to what I’ve had in the past.

“Whether I win or not, the decision came down to putting me in those situations. With Bayern Munich sometimes we expect them to win because they have won it for the last 11 years.

“In my short period there is still a lot of pressure to win these trophies. We have not won the cup for a few years and we have not won the Champions League for a few years so there is definitely a lot to gain and a lot of pressure to take.

“Time will tell, but at the moment I am enjoying that feeling and for the rest of the year it is a good competition to have.”

Kane reached the Champions League final with Tottenham in 2019, losing 2-0 to Premier League rivals Liverpool.

Amd the 30-year-old admits missing out on the competition this season also played a big part in his decision to leave Tottenham.

“As a competitor, when the (England) boys are playing the Champions League and I am just sitting at home watching it, I would be lying if I said there wasn’t a part of me that hurt,” he continued.

“Of course, I want them to do well but a part of me wants to have those experiences. I am not sure jealous is the right word but with other players in the team having done that, it does motivate me to go on and try to push myself towards some of those trophies the guys have got.

“Of course, there is no hiding the fact it is the one thing missing from my career at the moment and when you have got players in the squad who have won things, you want to be part of that as well and have
those experiences as well.

“Just the experiences of having title runs and cup runs and hopefully a Champions League run will only add, hopefully, to handling pressure in certain situations.

“If we are going to win anything with England we are going to have to deal with that. Me, being captain, I want to put myself in that position as much as possible.”

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