After Bayern Munich’s 4-3 victory over Manchester United, Harry Kane said he was ready to live up to the ‘huge expectations’ at the club.
Bayern cruised to a 3-0 victory in their opening game of the Champions League group stage on Wednesday night, with the third goal coming from the English captain.
Although United mounted a late comeback thanks to a pair of goals from substitute Casemiro, the match shifted strongly in Bayern’s favor despite the result.
Kane reflected on the encounter, saying to TNT Sports, “Obviously towards the end of the game it was a bit frantic but overall I think we controlled a lot of the possession.”
“Credit to Man United, they tried to get back into the game, but overall it’s three points and a really good start to the campaign,” said one player after the game.
The England captain has scored five goals in six games since joining the German powerhouse, and he says he’s ‘enjoying’ life in Munich.
Nice to meet you. Getting a win is fantastic. There’s always room for growth. Tonight is fantastic. We have begun construction. This is something we can appreciate.Having fun with them is very exciting. We are still in the process of becoming acquainted. I can’t wait to see what happens next. The club has put a lot of faith in you, and you owe it to them to live up to the price tag.
As a former Tottenham striker, he also felt bad for United because they are “going through a difficult spell with injuries,” as he put it.
In yet another postgame interview, CBS Sports pundit and former Arsenal player Thierry Henry joked that Kane “looks good in red and white,” an obvious reference to the Gunners’ colors.
Tossing off the remark with a chuckle, Kane continued to elaborate on his early experiences in Germany.
“Obviously, I’m still in the beginning stages of my career here, and I’m still learning the ropes from the players, the coach, and the team’s desired style of play,” I said.
I still feel like I’m learning to know the players around me – their styles of play, running, and passing preferences. So eventually that will occur. We’ve gotten off to a good start, which is wonderful news.
Leroy Sane’s long-range attempt slid underneath the body of United’s Andre Onana to give Bayern the lead, and Serge Gnabry’s well-taken strike shortly before halftime doubled their lead.
United responded after the break due to Rasmus Hojlund, and then Kane doubled their lead from the penalty spot after a hand ball by Christian Eriksen.
After falling behind early, the visitors rallied with two goals, sandwiching a goal from Mathys Tel in the match’s last minute.
United’s next group stage game is on October 3 against Galatasaray, while Real Madrid faces FC Kobenhavn.