Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel has nothing but extreme admiration for the club’s new striker Harry Kane. The England captain boasts an impressive 10 goals and five assists in 12 games for the German record champions so far this season.
There is a deep appreciation within the club for Kane and the significance of having successfully landed him is lost on no one.
“He’s more than talented, he is absolutely world-class,” Tuchel said ahead of Bayern’s Champions League tilt at Galatasaray (as captured by UEFA, via @iMiaSanMia). “He has talent, ability, aura, personality, modesty, and love and dedication to the game. We persuaded the captain of England to leave England and I think we can pat ourselves on the back for that for a while. He’s a huge signing.
“Harry had made a super start and will get even better the longer he trains with us and once his family arrives too. When he feels at home here, we’ll see his full potential.”
Kane already wields considerable influence within the dressing room and on the pitch, particularly among the young players. Tuchel emphasized Kane’s unwavering commitment to training and his exceptional character, underlining how they set the bar for excellence, impacting not only his on-field performance but also his conduct off the pitch.
“He is the first person on the training pitch and has a certain relaxed attitude, He has a certain personality, he loves training,” Tuchel added. “And if you are such a great player, everything that you do has an impact. Everything that you do in the dressing room is observed: how you come across, how open you are, when you go out on to the pitch, how you train. With him everything is exemplary so it’s just good to have him here.”
It is early, but Kane is already setting the benchmark at Bayern on and off the field, and leaving an indelible mark on the entire team.