Harry Kane has absolutely hit the ground running at Bayern Munich and has made a completely seamless transition from life in the Premier League to life in the Bundesliga. He has already bagged three league hat-tricks with his running tally of 21 goals and 7 assists from 16 appearances across all competitions. He also became the first ever player to score 17 goals within his first 11 matchdays in the Bundesliga, besting Robert Lewandowski’s record of scoring 16 in as many matches. Case in point, Kane is already a main man at Bayern and is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Kane’s move to Bayern has also helped leaps and bounds with reducing the polarity between German and English football and fans of both the Bundesliga and Premier League. Despite not speaking a lick of German when he made the move towards the end of the summer transfer window, Bayern’s No. 9 is already very well liked within the dressing room and is very much appreciated by all of his teammates. This is something he recently explained he is very grateful for.
“They’ve (Bayern teammates) all been really kind. Manuel [Neuer] has been out injured but he was often at the training ground and it was great to catch up with him. Everyone speaks English well, which helps. Joshua [Kimmich], Leon [Goretzka] and Thomas [Muller] have been talking to me, helping me to find my feet. We want to push each other to be the best we possibly can be, and I’m here to help, too. This is a club full of leaders with great experience, and they’ve made me feel like part of the team straight away,” England’s skipper recently explained to FourFourTwo (via @iMiaSanMia).
Kane has even already been invited into Bayern’s internal ‘leadership council’ for the veteran qualities he brings to the table with all of the experience he already has. That probably would not have been the case if he was not so well liked so soon by most of his teammates, but he has made such a good impression within the ranks.
It is a two way street, too. As much as Kane is internally appreciated, he is grateful for his teammates and the talent they possesses, even though he is already used to playing with some of the world’s best players for club and country. “I could go through pretty much the whole team. Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sané – both top, top players. Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Müller and Leon Goretzka too. There’s been a lot of talk about Jamal Musiala as well and it’s not hard to see why. The entire squad is fantastic and I’m just enjoying playing alongside them. Even now, I’m transitioning into the Bayern blueprint with each game, so hopefully that connection gets stronger and stronger. It’s important to build those relationships, but it’s been a good start and one we’re keen to improve,” he lauded.