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Thomas Tuchel: This is why Bayern Munich brought Harry Kane to Germany

Another key performance to lift the Bavarians in the Champions League.

FC Bayern München v Galatasaray A.S.: Group A - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Bayern Munich was in a 0-0 slugfest against stubborn Galatasaray before striker Harry Kane took charge and scored two goals after the 80th minute — assists from Joshua Kimmich and Mathys Tel — to send the Bavarians top of their Champions League group.

But it is every game that Bayern can be grateful for Kane’s influence, according to manager Thomas Tuchel.

“Every game is a game which we brought in Harry Kane for because he opens boxes, he opens games and he opens situations,” Tuchel said after Wednesday’s match, as captured by @iMiaSanMia. “He never loses confidence. We know what it’s like when strikers are in a flow and it’s wonderful.”

Kane is certainly in rhythm right now, and it is good for Bayern to know they always have an ace up their sleeve — even though he is only a short time in Germany since arriving from Tottenham Hotspur on a blockbuster deal in the summer transfer window.

“You can almost take (the goals) for granted because he’s been doing it for over a decade now,” Tuchel continued (again captured via @iMiaSanMia). “But it’s his first change of club, change of country, change of culture. It’s very good that he’s stepped in so early and takes responsibility, he’s a big personality.”

While we work on a podcast review of this game, you should absolutely check out our most recent episode — we talked about Bayern Munich’s triumphant win over BVB, the awesomeness of Harry Kane, and a lot more. Listen to it below or on Spotify.

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