Harry Kane reveals what blew him away on joining Bayern Munich from Tottenham
'It gave me goosebumps.'
The England captain made his blockbuster move to Bayern from Spurs in August and has made a blistering start to this new stage of his career.
The 30-year-old has scored 21 goals in his first 16 appearances, with 17 of those coming in 11 Bundesliga appearances as he takes to his new team like a duck to water.
Kane has played on huge stages before for Spurs and England, but he says arriving at the Allianz Arena was an experience all of its own, hailing the passion of the fans in Germany.
‘It felt amazing to make my debut,’ Kane told FourFourTwo. ‘The atmosphere there was something special, and I’ve since realised that wasn’t a one-off. German football has some of the most passionate fans I’ve seen.
‘I remember waiting to come on, hearing the drums and looking at all the banners and flags. It gave me goosebumps. The fan culture in Germany blew me away from the start.
‘Those first few days felt like joining a new school. Putting faces to names, introducing yourself, everyone asking how you are. I’ve faced a lot of the lads in the past, so it was nice to get to know them all personally. It was a bit surreal, but I was itching to get going.’
Whether Kane was going to move to Bayern or Manchester United or even leave Tottenham at all seemed up in the air over the summer, but he says that he made his feelings clear at the end of last season.
He told his bosses in north London that he intended to leave and then waited patiently for the move to materialise.
‘Once the season finished I spoke to Spurs and explained that I felt it was time to move on and push myself as far as possible,’ he said.
‘I then went away on holiday and that’s when talks started progressing. I was confident the clubs would eventually come to an agreement.’
Kane is in the England squad for the games against Malta and North Macedonia during the current international break and will soon be looking forward to a return to his homeland with his new club.
Bayern go to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in the Champions League on 12 December in what could be a crucial game for the Red Devils as they look to progress from the group stage.
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