Harry Kane is at his peak and full of confidence. His strike from his own half last Saturday was proof of that. Now, Kane is in the perfect position to step up his ambitions and ensure he is remembered as one of the greatest.
The £100 million transfer comes at a pivotal time in Kane’s career. At the age of 30, the English striker wanted to reach the title and decided to join a team ready to do it. The former Tottenham Hotspur star also has his eyes on EURO 2024 next summer and another chance at glory with England at EURO 2028.
Before thinking about international glory, Kane needs to succeed at the club. The Bundesliga silver plate is considered within Bayern’s ability. Hopes of a treble ended after a shock loss to third-place Saarbruecken in the DFB Pokal. But success in EUR 2024 will help Kane firmly in the race to win the Golden Ball next year.
Just being at Bayern has elevated Kane’s career. His best season at Spurs was rewarded with 19th place in the Ballon d’Or race. The star born in 1993 clearly wants this achievement to be higher in the coming years.
That makes sense, at least in terms of individual achievements. Kane scored 12 goals in his first 9 appearances in the Bundesliga. Never before has this striker fired so loudly at this stage of the season. He is only three goals away from surpassing Bayern’s best scorer in the Bundesliga last season, Serge Gnabry.
Kane’s addition is vital for Bayern, who struggled last season after Robert Lewandowski left for Barcelona. The Three Lions captain hopes to follow in the footsteps of Gerd Muller and Lewandowski to join Bayern’s long line of top strikers. Kane is certainly a difference-maker and his presence puts Bayern among the top contenders to win titles in every competition they compete in.
Kane helps Bayern and in the opposite direction, Die Roten benefits the English assassin. As Jurgen Klinsmann once shared:
“Bayern is one of the top six clubs in the world. Kane is in one of the best environments. That gives him more possibilities of winning and also competing for individual titles like Golden Ball”.
“It seems like this is the time for Kane. He’s in the right place at the right time.”
The final answer will come at the end of the season, but for now, Kane shows that joining Bayern is the right decision, even if Die Roten missed out on the German Super Cup and German National Cup this season. But if Bayern wins the throne in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League, that is still the outcome Kane expected after he decided to leave Spurs.
Lu Phong | 20:06 November 3, 2023