Harry Kane issues rallying cry after breaking another Bundesliga record in dramatic Bayern Munich win

Harry Kane issues rallying cry after breaking another Bundesliga record in dramatic Bayern Munich win

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 25/02/2024

- 13:55

The forward has boosted his side's hopes of retaining the title

Harry Kane has insisted Bayern Munich won't give up after he broke a Bundesliga record in the club's 2-1 victory over RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Kane struck the opener in the 56th minute of the contest at the Allianz Arena, only for Benjamin Sesko to level for the visitors.

But the England international then netted a dramatic winner in the closing stages to give Bayern all three points.

They remain eight points behind Bayer Leverkusen at the top of the table, with Xabi Alonso's team yet to lose a match this season.

Harry Kane Bayern Munich RB Leipzig

Harry Kane has challenged Bayern Munich to build on their Bundesliga win over RB Leipzig on Saturday


Kane has, however, broken a Bundesliga record with his latest heroics for the German giants.

The 30-year-old, who joined the club from Tottenham back in the summer transfer window, has become the quickest player in Bundesliga history to reach the 25-goal barrier.

It has taken Kane just 22 games to achieve the feat, three less than Erling Haaland - who previously held the record following his exploits at Borussia Dortmund.

Kane has also overtaken Luca Toni's record of 25 goals in a debut season for Bayern.

And the England skipper has challenged his side to use the win as a foundation to build on.

"We have to push them," said Kane.

"We need to keep doing what we're doing. It was good to win this game and we need to go on a run until the end of the year.

"We'll never give up, we'll never stop."

The victory was a welcome one for Bayern, who have endured a difficult season despite the quality in their squad.

Their win was achieved just days after it was confirmed manager Thomas Tuchel would be departing the club at the end of the season.

And Tuchel was happy with Bayern picking up all three points as he looks to end his time with the side on a high.

"We played a very good first half and missed out on taking a two-goal lead," said the 50-year-old, who is reportedly admired by West Ham.

"The second half was complicated because Leipzig were stronger and we couldn't close down the spaces like we did in the first half.

"We scored the goal when Leipzig were on the front foot. Then we showed a good reaction after they equalised.

"It was a tight game against a strong opponent. But we deserved to win in the end.


Harry Kane Bayern Munich

Harry Kane struck twice as Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig in their Bundesliga clash on Saturday


"It was very even at times, but overall we were very focused, very focused indeed.

"It was a good performance. The win did us good and should lay the foundation for the game against Freiburg. We now have to improve even further."

Leipzig boss Marco Rose, meanwhile, felt his side weren't good enough on the ball as their hopes of securing Champions League football for next year were dealt a blow.

"We weren't good enough in the first half to deserve a goal," said the 47-year-old.

"But at least we kept a clean sheet.

Thomas Tuchel Bayern Munich

Thomas Tuchel was delighted after Bayern Munich boosted their hopes of winning the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig win


"We were too inactive and had too little movement with the ball.

"We got better in the second half and had two good chances straight away. Then we fell behind but reacted well.

"We still had some good approaches. We didn't pay enough attention at the back and lost the game."

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