Tottenham fans explode after Harry Kane (Bayern Munich) reveals he left Tottenham Hotspur to win trophies.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference ahead of England’s UEFA Euro 2024 Group C match against Ukraine at the Tarczynski Arena in Wrocław, Poland, on Monday (June 9),메이저사이트 the England international revealed the circumstances behind his recent move to German giants Bayern Munich.
Joined by England manager Gareth Southgate, Kane admitted that it was heartbreaking to watch his teammates win the tournament.
“As a competitor, I’d be lying if I said it doesn’t hurt a little bit when you see your teammates playing in the Champions League and you’re sitting at home watching it,” Kane said. “Of course I want them to do well. Kyle Walker and his teammates have won a competition I don’t play in. But part of me wants to have that experience,” he said.
“I don’t know if jealousy is the right word, but when you look at the other guys in the squad who have done it, it motivates you and pushes you forward to try and win those trophies that they have.”
Kane also revealed that he is relishing the pressure of the ‘winning mentality’ in Munich. “It’s a different pressure than I felt at Tottenham,” he said. “Of course I wanted to win at Tottenham, but it wasn’t a disaster at Tottenham if we didn’t win a couple games,” he said.
“In Munich, you have to win every game. We won the first two games 4-0 and 3-1, but I’m still not happy with the way we played. That’s one of the ways to be one of the best clubs in the world. But we’ve made a good start and I’m enjoying the different emotions. It’s one of the reasons why I wanted to move,” he said.
Kane, who began playing for Tottenham in 2004, including as a youth player, left his longtime club on Aug. 12 to join Munich. According to reports in Germany and the United Kingdom, the transfer was valued at up to £120 million.
Kane has scored 280 goals and provided 64 assists in 435 first-team appearances for Tottenham, making him the most prolific goal scorer in the club’s history. He has also scored 213 goals in the Premier League alone, making him second on the club’s all-time goalscoring list and putting him on course to surpass Alan Shearer’s record of 260 goals.
Trophies were a big factor in Kane’s decision to leave the Premier League and Tottenham for Munich, as he revealed in an interview. Kane is undoubtedly a world-class soccer player, but he is also known for his lack of trophies, having never won a major trophy since his professional debut.
Since he started playing for Tottenham’s first team in 2013, Kane has only finished runner-up four times. He was runner-up in both of his League Cups (2014/15 and 2020/21) and reached the UEFA Champions League final in 2018/19, losing to Liverpool. In the 2016/17 season, they finished second in the Premier League.
The form continued with the England national soccer team. Kane also reached the final of the 2020 UEFA European Championship, but again finished as runner-up, losing on penalties to Italy.
With Tottenham finishing eighth in the league last season and missing out on European competition, the 30-year-old decided to move to Munich to try and win some trophies before retiring. Shortly after his arrival, Kane made his first appearance for the club in the 2023 DFL-Supercup against RB Leipzig on March 13 in a bid to win the first trophy of his career, but was unable to do so as his side fell to a 0-3 defeat.
However, he quickly returned to action in the Bundesliga, scoring three goals and providing one assist in the league’s opening three games to lead his side to three straight wins, and is now challenging for a 12th consecutive Bundesliga title with Munich.
Meanwhile, the content of Kane’s interview has left some Spurs fans feeling uncomfortable. While Kane claimed that he was heartbroken by the lack of trophies during his time at Spurs, fans claimed that it was Kane who was silent when the team was just one step away from the title.
As the fans claimed, Kane played in a total of three competition finals (two League Cups and one Champions League) during his time at Spurs, starting in all three finals but failing to lead his team to victory, scoring zero goals and providing zero assists. He also started the European Championship final against Italy and played the full 120 minutes, including extra time, but was silent.
As you can see, Kane didn’t have many chances at Tottenham, but it’s not like he didn’t have a chance to win the title. Furthermore, claims that Spurs lacked a “winning mentality” despite being a world-class striker and failing to register a single attacking point in the final have angered Spurs fans.
“Kane you were in the Champions League final, we had several cup semi-finals and finals, and a season where we were in contention for the league title,” one fan wrote on the American community Reddit, adding, “There were good teams around you, but you had multiple chances to win the title, and you showed nothing in the final.”
“Go win the league title and cups in Munich, which you would have won without you,” he said, adding, “I wish you the best of luck, but it’s not really nice to criticize the club that made you who you are.”
Another fan added: “Kane played in two League Cup finals. He had a chance to win a trophy with us, but he didn’t show up when it mattered,” “All Kane needs to do is be quiet and respectful,” and “Kane, you only scored one goal from the penalty spot in eight Champions League games last season. Even Thierry Henry (2 goals in 6 games) has scored more than you”, mocking Kane.