Harry Kane has risked upsetting his former fans by admitting not winning games at Tottenham Hotspur never felt like a “disaster”.
Kane’s famous battle to win the first major trophy of his career took a huge twist this summer when he swapped Spurs for German heavyweights Bayern Munich in a deal which almost guarantees trophies for the England striker.
There’s an obvious level of pressure that comes with playing for Germany’s most dominant team, and Kane admitted it’s the sort of feeling he never had during his time in England.
“It’s definitely a different pressure compared to what I felt at Spurs,” he explained. “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.
“But 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. 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.”
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Kane’s determination to win trophies ultimately saw him abandon, perhaps permanently, his push to become the top goalscorer in Premier League history.
The 30-year-old left England with 213 goals to his name, just 47 behind all-time leader Alan Shearer, whose record was likely to tumble if Kane had spent another two seasons in the Premier League.
“I think there was a lot of talk about it and the fact I was getting closer to it but I have never been anybody who has chased individual honours ahead of team awards,” Kane said of his decision to leave the Premier League scoring race.
“I have said before in interviews, ultimately it comes down to me to see how good I can be and I felt like I had to be playing Champions League football and competing for titles each year. Bayern Munich definitely gives me that.
“The record of course would be amazing and it might be amazing if one day I do end up breaking it. But it is not why I play football and my move shows that.”
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