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Bayern Munich’s Harry Kane lauded as “the best striker in the world”

Well, Harry Maguire has a point.

North Macedonia v England: Group C - UEFA EURO 2024 European Qualifiers Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images

When Manchester United defender Harry Maguire takes the pitch for the English national team, he knows that the Three Lions attack will be led by a world class striker — Bayern Munich’s Harry Kane.

“For me, he’s the best striker in the world,” Maguire told the Evening Standard. “When he’s not on the pitch, we miss him. He’s our captain, he’s our leader and he has been since I’ve been here. He’s an important player, of course, he’s our goalscorer. Listen, I’ve always said about Harry that he’s one of the best strikers in the world and he’s proved it now for eight or ten years — however long he’s played at Spurs. He’s now gone to Bayern and is doing what he does: scoring goals. He’s a magnificent person, a big leader as well.

“I knew when he went to Germany, any club which signed him in the summer, he would score goals, that’s what he does: he scores goals.”

Maguire is not lying. Kane has been sensational for the Bavarians this season, which came as no shock to the big defender.

“He does it day in and day out in training, he’s a nightmare to play against and can put the ball in the back of the net from any angle. His movement is very good, he’s a focal point in the team, and when he came on for us [in North Macedonia], he was a threat and on another night if the ball drops then we win the game,” Maguire said. “He played really well when we played them at (the Allianz Arena). If we’re going to beat them at Old Trafford, then keeping him quiet is an important job to do.”

Bayern Munich and the Red Devils will square off on December 12th in what will surely be a much-anticipated Champions League match-up.


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