Bayern Munich: Harry Kane relishing pressure in Bavaria

Harry Kane relishing pressure to win at Bayern Munich.(Photo by Christina Pahnke - sampics/Corbis via Getty Images)
Harry Kane relishing pressure to win at Bayern Munich.(Photo by Christina Pahnke - sampics/Corbis via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich were involved in one of the biggest deals during the recently concluded summer transfer window. Harry Kane completed a move to Munich from Tottenham Hotspur to become Bayern’s record transfer. Bayern remained patient throughout the summer to get the deal over the line.

Kane emerged as the top target for the number nine position for Die Roten at the end of last summer. The Bavarian club couldn’t replace Robert Lewandowski adequately last summer, which forced them to explore a move for Kane. There were several conflicting reports regarding Die Roten’s interest in Kane throughout the last campaign, as dealing with Spurs is considered a difficult task for big clubs across Europe.

After looking at several options for the number nine role, Bayern decided to go all in for Kane during July. The record Bundesliga champions had three bids rejected for the English forward before an agreement was reached between the two clubs in mid-August.

It is the first big transfer for Harry Kane. The English forward has enjoyed a good start to life in Munich. While talking to The Guardian during the international break, Kane admitted that pressure to win at Bayern will make him a better player.

"“It’s definitely a different pressure compared to what I felt at Spurs. 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. I’m enjoying feeling those different emotions.”"

Kane believes that pressure to win every game at Bayern will also help him to become a better player for England. The English team has done fairly well in the big tournaments over the past few years, but they have struggled to get over the line to lift the trophy. Kane is hoping to break that run after tasting success with Die Roten.

The English forward makes Die Roten significantly better in the final third. The sample size is small for Kane’s performances in the Bavarian shirt, but he is destined to be a crucial player for Die Roten if one considers his form over the past few years.

Harry Kane also admitted that seeing English teammates enjoying success has given him extra motivation to do well at Bayern. The 30-year-old forward is yet to win a trophy in his career. He is hoping to make up for the lost time by propelling Bayern to success in the next few seasons.

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After scoring on his Bundesliga debut, Kane will look to start the Champions League campaign brightly next week. Die Roten will host Manchester United in the first group game. The English striker is desperate for success in the European competition, so we expect him to be at the top of his game when Man United visits Munich.