Bayern Munich's Harry Kane: "I'm loving every minute here"


Harry Kane says he is "loving every minute" at Bayern Munich after hitting his first Bundesliga hat-trick in the team's 7-0 win over Bochum on Saturday.

The 30-year-old drilled in his first of the afternoon in the 13th minute following Alphonso Davies' mazy run, before adding an unerring penalty and a near-post flick in the second half to complete his treble.

Kane also provided two assists, one for Mathys Tel and an exquisite, defence-splitting pass from deep for Leroy Sané to add further proof, if any were needed, of his attacking qualities.

Watch: Kane's hat-trick against Bochum

"It's been a really good start so far," Kane told bundesliga.com after the final whistle. "I thought we had a really good game today; not just me, but the whole team.

"We were really switched on mentally – these games can be tough but we made it look fairly easy. I'm excited and I'm loving every minute here with the team, the club and the fans."

That sense is heightened given how frequently he keeps finding the net: "Scoring a hat-trick at home is a special feeling. I took the ball and I'll get it signed by my teammates. It's a nice bit of memorabilia to keep and remember this special day."

Watch: Kane: "Scoring a hat-trick is a special feeling"

That treble also earned Kane a place in the Bayern record books. With seven league goals to his name already after five appearances, he is the first player in history to be so prolific so early on at the club.

For wider context, Erling Haaland is the only player ever to score more after five games in Germany's top flight, having registered eight following his arrival at Borussia Dortmund in 2020.

The England captain agreed that his transition into the team has been "a good fit", but was keen to stress the value of the spirit in Thomas Tuchel's side as a factor in their success.

"We haven't got the biggest of squads, but we've made it clear that everyone has to make sure they're switched on. Every minute you play you have to give your best for the team and that's how you create a really solid team environment. And so far we're pulling towards that. 

"The guys who haven't had a lot of minutes so far this season have come in today and played really well, so we're going to need more of that. We've got a long season ahead of us, so today was a good example."

That sense of togetherness will be fostered once more on Sunday as Bayern make their annual visit to Oktoberfest.

"I'm looking forward to it," Kane said. "It's always nice to win today so that we can enjoy it tomorrow.

Watch: Every Kane goal so far in the Bundesliga

"I'm not too sure what to expect; the players have been telling me a little bit about it. Obviously I've seen the guys and girls with the outfits walking around Munich – I'll take it all in. I want to have a good time and enjoy it, but not too good because we need to play on Tuesday again in the cup."