Fans are drawing comparisons between Harry Kane’s performance for Bayern Munich against RB Leipzig and his previous experiences with Tottenham, coining the term ‘Spurs curse’ in relation to his debut with the German team.
Kane, who recently completed a high-profile £100 million transfer from Tottenham to Bayern Munich, made his first appearance for his new club in the DFL Supercup final against RB Leipzig.
Coming on as a substitute just after the hour mark to replace Mathys Tel, Kane was unable to significantly impact the match. Despite his presence, Bayern Munich suffered a resounding 3-0 defeat to Leipzig at the Allianz Arena.
Dani Olmo’s impressive hat-trick contributed to Leipzig’s stunning victory, leading some fans to humorously suggest that Kane’s supposed ‘Spurs curse’ might have followed him to Bayern Munich based on his debut performance.
After the result, fans on social media took aim at Kane, claiming he has taken his ‘Spurs curse’ with him to the home of the Bundesliga champion.
Of course, the 30-year-old left Spurs without winning a major trophy, with the forward failing in his first attempt at claiming a piece of silverware with Bayern.
One Twitter user wrote: “Harry Kane has actually brought the Spurs trophy curse to Bayern.”
A second tweeted: “Harry Kane has taken the Spurs curse of not winning trophies to Bayern.”
A third added: “It might have been Kane curse all along, not Spurs.”
A fourth said: “Harry Kane carried the Spurs’ curse to Bayern.”
Another commented: “Harry Kane is actually a curse. Spurs might do the quad now.”
Kane has two League Cup/EFL Cup runner-up medals from the 2014/15 and 2020/21 season as well as a Champions League runner-up medal from the 2018/19 campaign.
He’s also failed to win a trophy at international level, having lost the Euro 2020 final to Italy.
Speaking after the result, Thomas Tuchel said he felt sorry for his new star man: “I’m just sorry for him. He probably thinks we haven’t trained for four weeks.
“Our performance today had nothing to do with what we set out to do. It’s a very bitter evening, I’m sorry.”
Kane, meanwhile, is in line to make his Bundesliga debut next Friday when Bayern face Werder Bremen.