Harry Kane 'will have a career like Zlatan Ibrahimovic' as insider hits back after Bayern Munich heartache

Harry Kane 'will have a career like Zlatan Ibrahimovic' as insider hits back after Bayern Munich heartache

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway


Published: 10/05/2024

- 10:15

The forward won't be winning any silverware this season

A friend close to Harry Kane has reportedly claimed the Bayern Munich star will have a career like Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the wake of the club's Champions League exit to Real Madrid.

Bayern were on the verge of making the final of the competition on Wednesday night, with Alphonso Davies giving them a 1-0 lead.


However, a late brace from former Newcastle and Stoke star Joselu then saw Real turn the match around.

Kane was visibly upset at full time, having been withdrawn by manager Thomas Tuchel with just five minutes of normal time remaining.

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Harry Kane was devastated as Bayern Munich lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday night

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He left Tottenham for Bayern back in the summer to win trophies but, in a cruel twist, is set to end his maiden season in Bavaria without any silverware to their name.

However, a close friend has now hit back at criticism surrounding the 30-year-old.

With Bayern previously dominant, their plight has coincided with Kane's arrival.

Yet an insider has told the Daily Mail that Kane will end trophies and will likely end up emulating Ibrahimovic.

"He will have a career like Zlatan [Ibrahimovic]," someone close to the forward said.

"He will play until he's 40, travel Europe and win trophies."

Ibrahimovic was a serial winner during his time in the sport before retiring from football last year.

He won trophies at Ajax, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United during his time in the sport.

One trophy the mercurial swede did not win, however, is the Champions League.

Ibrahimovic didn't even get to play in a Champions League final prior to hanging up his boots.

He did, however, win the Europa League with United while playing under Jose Mourinho in 2017.

Another insider has told the publication that Kane isn't likely to dwell on Bayern's Champions League exit.

"What’s the next challenge? That’s what he’ll be telling himself," he said.

Meanwhile, Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel was criticised for substituting Kane against Real Madrid on Wednesday night.

Yet the German hit back and insisted the striker was injured, hence his decision to take him off.

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Harry Kane has been backed to have a career like Zlatan Ibrahimovic despite Bayern Munich's failure to win a trophy

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"We started with a front four and all four has to go out with injury or cramp," Tuchel said.

‘Kane was having back problems, it was no longer possible.

"The front four all said they had to go."

On the defeat, he added: "It hurts. It’ll take a while to recover, but on the one hand it’s a loss where we left it all out on the pitch.

"Of course, it’s tough to accept. It’s part of reality.

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Harry Kane's wait for a trophy has gone on in the wake of Bayern Munich's heartbreaking defeat to Real Madrid

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"No regrets. But on the other, there were too many injuries, a few too many substitutions, too many cramps.

"We started with a front four and by the end they were all off the pitch.

"And then Manu [Manuel Neuer], who had been exceptional in saving us all night, made a mistake he wouldn’t make in another 100 years."

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