Harry Kane has affirmed the extent of his actual German language proficiency subsequent to his high-profile move to Bayern Munich.
Kane initiated his Bayern tenure on Saturday during the DFL Cup final, having concluded his £100 million transfer from Tottenham.
Nonetheless, he was unable to secure a championship title in his inaugural match for the team, as RB Leipzig surprised the Bundesliga champions with a resounding 3-0 triumph at the Allianz Arena.
Stepping onto the field a little after the sixty-minute mark, the English captain struggled to leave a significant impact, coinciding with Bayern’s defeat to Leipzig.
His first appearance for his new team will be remembered for his awkward exchange with the match referee.
Kane remonstrated the official’s decision to award a penalty in the second-half yet couldn’t argue his case due to the language barrier.
How much German does he speak? Well, he knows one word but plans to learn the language, revealing he wants to embrace the culture and country.
“Just one word – Servus (hello),” he said when asked how much German he knows.
“I’ll have German lessons at least once or twice a week. I want to fit in as much as possible and learning the language is important and I’m willing to try.
“Of course I’m going to try and learn German, I want to try and embrace the culture, embrace the country so I’ll be having lessons to try and pick that it up.”
Kane added: “We have a lot of English speaking players and staff around the club so that helps me but I want to fit in as much as possible and the best way to do that is by understanding the language
“It will be tough, I’ve heard it’s a tough language to learn but it’s something I’m willing to try.”
The 30-year-old is in line to make his Bundesliga debut next Friday when Bayern open their league campaign at Werder Bremen.