Harry Kane under 'huge pressure' at Bayern Munich as England captain told he faces brutal reality

Harry Kane under 'huge pressure' at Bayern Munich as England captain told he faces brutal reality

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Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter

Published: 14/02/2024

- 20:06

The former Tottenham striker could end the campaign without any silverware again

Rio Ferdinand claims Harry Kane is under big pressure at Bayern Munich as the reality sets in that he may not win a trophy this season.

The England captain left Tottenham for Germany last summer with the hope of winning silverware for the first time in his career but it hasn't gone to plan so far.

There is no doubt that Kane has had a successful start in front of goal at Bayern, netting 28 times in 28 games in all competitions.

He became the quickest player in Bundesliga history to score 20 goals, doing it in just 14 appearances in December.

Harry Kane

Harry Kane has been told he is under huge pressure at Bayern Munich


However, Bayern are struggling in the German top flight and lost 3-0 to nearest challengers Bayer Leverkusen last Saturday.

Leverkusen are yet to lose a game in all competitions this season and are now five points clear of Bayern in second.

Bayern have won the league for 11 seasons in a row but that run could end in Kane's debut campaign at the club.

Ferdinand had no doubt that the 30-year-old would score goals when he left the Premier League for Germany.

However, he says the pressure on him has now increased substantially due to Bayern's struggles on the pitch.

Ferdinand said on TNT Sports: "He's a devastating finisher, in any generation he scores goals and he's one of the top No 9s because he's just a supreme technician in these areas, he knows where to be.

"I'd love to be in his head and just listen to the voices at the moment because I think the pressure on him is huge. Especially now they're five points behind in the league.

"The only thing that anyone has ever thrown at him is that he hasn't got trophies and there's a chance he could be at Bayern and not win a trophy this year.

"It would be the first time in 11 years they haven't won the league. So the pressure in his head right now must be huge.

"But if anyone can deal with it and continue performing at the same level we are accustomed to seeing, it's him.

"Because he's like a mental monster this guy, he doesn't seem like he's fazed by anything."

Kane is in action for Bayern on Wednesday in their Champions League last-16 opener away to Lazio.


Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand gave an honest assessment of Harry Kane at Bayern Munich

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Former Bayern star Owen Hargreaves says Kane is in the perfect place to win trophies despite the troubles Thomas Tuchel's side have faced of late.

Hargreaves said: "No [I'm not surprised by Kane's form]. Harry Kane's always scored goals, he's scored goals for a decade.

"And he's surrounded by, with the utmost respect, better players, more quality players. I think he was always going to do that.

"He's almost in the perfect place for a guy with his talents. He doesn't have to drop deep as much, he can be in the box.

Harry Kane

Harry Kane and Bayern Munich haven't had it all their way this season


"If you think about the support cast he has, with [Jamal] Musiala and Thomas Muller and [Leroy] Sane and [Kingsley] Coman and [Serge] Gnabry, [Joshua] Kimmich. It's almost the perfect storm.

"He wanted to win trophies, Bayern gives him a good chance, I know they're behind in the Bundesliga.

"But in the Champions League, if they get it right, they could still go and win the Champions League, but they've got to play a lot better than they have.

"It's also a big opportunity for him to step up and be the guy in the big moment. We know that nobody scores goals like Harry Kane."

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