HARRY KANE LOVING LIFE AT BAYERN MUNICH
2023-11-15 · 0 min read · UEFA Champions League/Soccer
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It’s safe to say that Harry Kane is enjoying life in Germany.
The England captain made his high-profile move from boyhood club Tottenham to Bayern Munich in August and he hasn’t looked back. After netting a brace against Heidenheim on Saturday, the striker took his tally to 17 league goals this season. No player has scored more after 11 Bundesliga games, with Bayern’s former talisman Robert Lewandowski holding the previous record of 16.
Kane, the league’s top scorer, also has four goals in the Champions League with Bundesliga leaders Bayern yet to drop points in the group stage. On the pitch and off it, “King Kane” — as the tabloid Bild refer to him — has become instant Bavarian royalty. There’s his willingness to drop deep, to help Bayern defend and to create space for the wide players running beyond him, the key to the team’s proficiency in attack. But perhaps even more importantly, his unselfish 50-metre runs towards his own goal mark him out that rarest of breeds: he’s a superstar player, happy to work and toil like a run-of-the-mill player for the benefit of the team.
Off the pitch, Kane keeps a low profile. He likes to go golfing in Strasslach, a south Munich suburb, with the former Bayern Munich and Chelsea forward Claudio Pizarro. Thomas Muller, another keen golfer, is one of his best mates in the dressing room, alongside Leroy Sane, with whom he has struck an excellent understanding during matches.
Kane, the Premier League’s second all-time scorer, was already considered a world-class talent before his switch from England to Germany, but it was unknown whether he could emulate his form at Tottenham. The 30-year-old has answered that question emphatically, ripping up the record books in the process. Kane has netted more than last season’s top scorer in the Bundesliga and his goal-scoring prowess has left an impression on his new teammates.
Kane will join the England squad later this week for two international fixtures, against Malta and North Macedonia, before returning to Germany. For all his record-breaking feats, Kane has yet to win a major trophy during his career, but he seems determined to change that this season.
By: Aaron Cantin