Harry Kane made intriguing remarks about ‘certain’ Premier League atmospheres following his goal for Bayern Munich during his highly anticipated Bundesliga debut.
The 30-year-old English player, who recently moved from Spurs to the Bavarians in a reported £100 million deal, delivered a splendid assist for Leroy Sane in the fourth minute of Friday’s match against Werder Bremen.
Former Liverpool and Bayern midfielder Didi Hamann commended Kane’s ability to connect play from deeper positions, stating, “This is his contribution; he’s not solely a goal-scorer, he possesses a keen sense for his teammates and impressive technical skills.”
After an impressive all-around performance, Kane proceeded to score a well-deserved goal on his Bundesliga debut by outfoxing Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka with his characteristic finish.
How frequently have we witnessed him execute this move in the past years?
BREAKING: Harry Kane has scored on his first start for Bayern Munich ⚽⤵ pic.twitter.com/zK6u9ODvoE
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Bayern secured all three points in their league opener thanks to goals from Sane , Kane and Mathys Tel.
And after the full-time whistle, the former Spurs man touched on a number of subjects in his post-match interview withSky Sports, including his decision to drop deep for Sane’s opener at the Weserstadion stadium.
But it was Kane’s comments about his old stomping ground that got people talking.
After being asked how different the experience was compared to a typical Premier League game, he said: “It was great to be honest.
“The fans from both sides were incredible the whole game… really different to some of the Premier League atmospheres I’ve experienced. Our away fans were amazing but credit to their fans as well. They were great.”
In the end Harry Kane tells the truth about the garbage atmosphere in most premier league stadiums pic.twitter.com/XmQn0FVXyb
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Ahead of kick-off, Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel said Kane was already inspiring his new teammates.
“The Harry Kane effect will not be gone (if we lose),” he said. “It is the way he works in training, in the locker room, his professionalism, the way he goes about things and how humble he is in training, how keen he is in training.
“The way he acts after such a game, after a loss, he is the first on the training pitch, he works with the reserve players, he is the one walking ahead who is inspiring others.
“That is what makes that transfer fee (worthwhile), not only his goal-scoring record but all the other things as well. That is what really makes him a big star and all the other personalities in sport as well, so that is the Harry Kane effect and why he raises our chances of winning tomorrow massively.”
Tuchel added: “Obviously we won’t win every game just because he is there and, even when the Harry Kane effect is there in full effect, it still doesn’t mean we’ll win every game, but that is why I was fighting for him to come here.
“As far as all the things I have seen, I really feel that it was worth it.”