“Top, top club”, but…
Kane gives FC Bayern a first mini rejection
10/11/2022, 5:45 PM
Since the departure of world footballer Robert Lewandowski, FC Bayern has largely played without a real striker. Apparently Munich has chosen English superstar Harry Kane as his successor. But the 29-year-old initially has very different goals.
Goal scorer Harry Kane does not want to be influenced by the alleged interest of the German record champion Bayern Munich. “I am focused on Tottenham Hotspur and trying to do what is best for us,” said the England captain. Bayern is of course “a top, top club”, but the focus is on Tottenham and “winning the game”.
Kane, who is reportedly in talks in Munich as a successor to the emigrated Robert Lewandowski, will face the Spurs in the group stage of the Champions League at Europa League winner Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday (9 p.m. / DAZN). The trade magazine ‘kicker’ recently reported on Bayern’s ‘first contact’ with the attacker, who is under contract with the London Premier League club until 2024.
In a duel with the Hessians, Kane hopes for his first goal of this premier league season. “Of course I want to score in every game and I will do my best to achieve that and help the team,” said the 29-year-old. “I was a little disappointed that my name wasn’t on the scoreboard in the first few games. I hope that changes.”
Bavaria with staff concerns
FC Bayern was already able to qualify for the round of 16 in the Champions League. But Julian Nagelsmann started the 294 kilometer long bus trip to Pilsen with worries in his luggage. The captain is out, the magic foot is missing, the defense is only partially ready to defend, the mood could be better. But fortunately, unlike the Bundesliga, the royal class has until now been a kind of oasis of well-being for the Munich people.
The business trip to the game with Czech champion Viktoria Pilsen (Wednesday, 9 pm / DAZN) is clearly under the motto: “United ahead” given the turmoil in the sovereign leaders of Group C (nine points, 9-0 goals). At least that’s what it says on the luxury bus with which the weakened Bavarians started the three-hour journey from Säbener Straße to the hotel in Pilsen.
Coach Nagelsmann complained of four more failures, most notably Manuel Neuer (bruised shoulder joint). In addition to the captain, Matthijs de Ligt (hip), Serge Gnabry (knee) and Alphonso Davies, who were resting after a skull fracture, stayed at home. Jamal Musiala (Corona) was missing. With 15 goals (seven goals, eight assists) in 13 league games, the 19-year-old is Munich’s most effective player. Musiala’s role as an asset could be taken over by returnees Thomas Müller or Leroy Sane, who have been involved in 16 goals in the past 13 Champions League games. Harry Kane will not score Bayern goals until further notice.