Harry Kane explains why he joined Bayern Munich.
England captain and Tottenham Hotspur legend Harry Kane has disclosed that he opted to join Bayern Munich in order to win trophies.
Even though he has scored an incredible 354 goals and received numerous individual awards, Kane has never won a team trophy.
The closest he has come is with Tottenham in 2019 when they advanced to the UEFA Champions League final and with England at Euro 2020 when the Three Lions lost the championship game in a penalty shootout.
Speaking to Sky Sports News before of his first Bundesliga match since joining Bayern for £86 million from Tottenham, Kane acknowledged that the desire to win trophies played a significant role in his decision to go to Bavaria.
“A lot of people talk about the trophies and why I came here, but ultimately it was to improve, to feel a new pressure of having to win titles every year, having to go far in the Champions League and pushing myself to that limit,” he said.
“If you are winning games, if you are winning titles, if you are winning Champions League titles and I’m the one playing up front, it’s more likely that I am going to be the one scoring goals, which then allows you to win other individual awards.
“We’ve got a long season ahead. There’s a lot of pressure for Bayern Munich to win the league and go far in the Champions League, and that is what I am excited to challenge myself with. When you are at a club like Bayern Munich you have to win. There are no questions about it
“It’s hard to put a number on how many trophies you want to win but I have always said throughout my whole career I never want to retire and feel like I could have done more or I could have pushed myself a little bit more.
“That was a big part of the decision-making process of coming to Bayern Munich because to improve and to get better I had to be playing at the highest level.
“Of course, I want to win every competition I play in. That is the ultimate goal every season but when you finish your career, whenever that may be, you just want to make sure you’ve pushed yourself to your limits and that is what I’ll continue to do.”
Kane will play in his first Bundesliga game this weekend when Bayern plays Werder Bremen.