Harry Kane is already three goals into his Bundesliga career. - © Getty Images
Harry Kane is already three goals into his Bundesliga career. - © Getty Images

Harry Kane joined Bayern Munich to win trophies


Harry Kane has opened up on his move to Bayern Munich from Tottenham Hotspur, saying that team honours are more important to him than individual.

Kane is Spurs' all-time record scorer with 280 goals, and England's, having found the back of the net 58 times in his 84 caps to date. He also had Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 260 goals in his sights when he left.

But without a major team honour to his name - he was a runner up in Europe with Spurs and England in consecutive seasons - there was a hole in his playing CV, one he thinks he can fill by moving to Bayern.

"It's definitely a different pressure compared to what I felt at Spurs," the striker told The Independent's Miguel Delaney. "Of course we wanted to win things at Spurs but if you went a couple of games without winning then it wasn't a disaster.

"The feeling at Bayern is that you have to win every game. We won the first two games 4-0 and 3-1 and there was still talk about not being too happy about the way we played. That's part and parcel of being at one of the biggest clubs in the world."

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Kane has tallied three goals and an assist in his three Bundesliga games to date, across victories over Werder Bremen, Augsburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach, making Bayern and Bayer Leverkusen the only two teams on a perfect nine from nine points. The pair meet on first Friday back after the international break.

Bayern have been drawn in UEFA Champions League Group A with Manchester United, Galatasaray and FC Copenhagen, meanwhile. Six-time European champions who won an international sextuple under Hansi Flick as recently as 2020, Bayern give Kane a platform to win at home and abroad.

"We've had a good start and I'm enjoying feeling those different emotions and that's part of the reason that I wanted to go," Kane continued.

"And we start the Champions League campaign when we get back, which they expect to win - or have a good chance of winning. So you're going into those games with maybe a different feeling to what I've had in the past."