Harry Kane left Tottenham Hotspur after 19 years this summer to join Bayern Munich and the driving factor in this transfer was playing regularly in the Champions League.
Speaking to Independent, Kane said: “As a competitor, when my countrymen are playing in the Champions League and I’m just sitting at home watching it, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t hurt. Of course, I want them to do well – Kyle and all will win when they enter tournaments that I don’t play in – but part of me wants to have those experiences.
I’m not sure if jealousy is the right word, but it motivates me to keep going and try to push myself towards the trophies they’ve won.”
Kane added that breaking the Premier League scoring record was never important to him, who values team awards more than individuals.
“As I have said before in interviews, ultimately I have to see how good I can be and I feel I have to play Champions League football and compete for titles every year. Bayern Munich definitely gives me that.
The record would of course be amazing and it would be amazing if one day I break it. But that’s not why I play football and my moves show that.”
Bao Bao | 17:03 September 9, 2023