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Harry Kane reveals the real reason he left Spurs to join Bayern Munich

Ryan Smart

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Harry Kane reveals the real reason he left Spurs to join Bayern Munich

England captain Harry Kane has revealed the main reason why he left Tottenham to join Bayern Munich this summer.

Kane ended a 19-year association with Spurs, from academy level through to the first team, when he departed the club to join Bayern in a £100 million deal in the summer.

The 30-year-old was 48 goals off breaking Alan Shearer's all time Premier League goalscoring record, but has now embarked on a new chapter in Munich.

Kane had the opportunity to win the first senior trophy of his career on his debut, as he came off the bench in the DFL Supercup final against RB Leipzig. But Thomas Tuchel's side suffered a shock 3-0 loss.



However, the England star has netted three goals in three games since then, and is settling into life in Germany.

One reason believed to be a key factor behind his departure from Spurs was his desire to win trophies, with Bayern having lifted the Bundesliga crown in each of the last 10 years.

But now, Kane has opened up on the main reason behind his exit from English football.


Harry Kane on Bayern Munich transfer

Speaking before England's 1-1 draw with Ukraine on Saturday, Kane explained: "There is a lot of talk about trophies and, of course, I want to win trophies. But that wasn't the only reason I went to Bayern Munich.

"I felt that I needed to be playing at the highest level if I ultimately wanted to improve.

"If I want to be around the best strikers and best players in the world, then I need to be playing in the Champions League and fighting for titles.


"I just felt last season went well for me personally [goals scored], but not for Spurs as a team. I felt it was time to take another step and take another challenge.

"The thing I have felt most since I've been at Bayern Munich is the pressure. It's not just wanting to win; you have to win."

Kane registered an assist for England during their draw with Ukraine, firing a superb crossfield pass to former Spurs team-mate Kyle Walker to score his first international goal from close range.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur, Bayern Munich, Premier League, Transfers, England

Ryan Smart
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