‘I Came To Bayern To Feel Pressure To Win Titles’, Says Harry Kane

England captain Harry Kane revealed on Wednesday that he joined Bayern Munich “to feel a new pressure of having to win titles every year.”

Kane, 30, departed Tottenham on Saturday in a move worth an initial 100 million euros ($110 million) after spending his whole career with his childhood club.

Kane admitted to Sky Sports that the transfer was motivated by his ambition to play consistently at the highest level.

“A lot of people talk about the trophies and why I came here but ultimately it was to improve and to feel a new pressure of having to win titles every year, having to go far in the Champions League and pushing myself to that limit.”

Kane left Tottenham as the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, with 280 in all competitions, but he did not win any trophies during his stay in north London.

During Kane’s time at Tottenham, the club lost the 2019 Champions League final to Liverpool, as well as two League Cup finals.

Bayern, a six-time European champion, has won the last 11 Bundesliga titles and is the favorite to retain the crown this season.

In the Bavarian capital, the England captain claimed he was focused on team accomplishments rather than individual aspirations.

“If you’re winning games, if you’re winning titles, if you’re winning Champions Leagues it will likely mean I’ll be scoring goals, which then allows you to win other individual awards, but that all comes from what you achieve as a team.”

Kane came off the bench late in Bayern’s 3-0 Super Cup loss to RB Leipzig on Saturday, just hours after finalising his deal.

He could make his Bundesliga debut on Friday away at Werder Bremen.

The forward, who is also England’s top goalscorer, said he would relish the pressure of playing for one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

“When you are at a club like Bayern Munich you have to win. There are no questions about it.

“If you don’t win or you don’t perform well there are going to be question marks.”

Kane said he knew the move away from England would be “strange to begin with”.

“I’ll miss it to begin with, but I think my focus is here… I’m really excited for this challenge and trying to help this team.”

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