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Kane’s perfect Bundesliga start, with which he improves Lewandowski and Gerd Müller

Last season was tough for Bayern without a ‘9’. Robert Lewandowski’s march to Barcelona was not covered by a great ‘gunboat’. “We have a lot of flexible players up front who can combine very well. I think Bayern have so many quality attacking players that they don’t need a ‘9’,” said Julian Nagelsmann. However, Mané, Sané, Müller, Coman… did not fill the gap for the Pole, having to play as an emergency as a reference Choupo-Moting (17 goals). This summer, already with Thomas Tuchel, they wanted to return to their origins by getting Harry Kane. “His effect is not going to evaporate. He acts on so many levels that you don’t realize it until you see him every day. He is important in the locker room and on the field because of his character, professionalism, work… He gives us many options”, revealed the German coach, delighted by his landing for 100 million euros. And without yet suffering the ravages of adaptation after a lifetime in the Premier and at Tottenham, his impact has been immediate at Bayern and in the Bundesliga.” I love the chemistry in the team, we’re getting closer and closer. It’s been an exciting couple of weeks,” said the England captain after his double in the win (3-1) against Augsburg. The Allianz Arena that saw him debut losing (0-3) in the German Super Cup against RB Leipzig (Tuchel “asked for forgiveness” : “Maybe he thought we hadn’t trained for four weeks”) enjoyed his two goals in his home debut in the Bundesliga. Two goals that joined the one he scored in the victory (0-4) against Werder Bremen, giving shape to a perfect start with Bayern in the German League.

Better start than Lewandowski and Gerd MüllerIn Bundesliga history, Kane is the third Bavarian player to start with three goals in two games. Only Gustav Jung (1967) and Adolfo Valencia (1993) had done it before. Robert Lewandowski added a goal in the first two days in his debut with Bayern in 2014-15, and Gerd Müller left empty in the first two acts of 1965-66. The two top scorers for Bayern (563 for the German and 344 for the Pole) had a start with fewer goals than the Englishman.” He’s so effective, so calm, with such composure… He’s an excellent guy and a top-level player. He has a fantastic personality and makes the footballers around him better. That’s why I’m very happy he’s here.” Tuchel explained. The second-highest scorer in the history of the Premier (213 goals) and the top scorer for Tottenham (280) and the English team (58) is more than a ‘killer’.” I’ve always seen myself as a mix between a ‘9’ and a ’10,” he confessed. His great work was in 2020-21, when he was the top scorer (23 goals) and assistant (14) in the English League. A complete ‘pack’ that has been brought to ‘fussball’. With his three Premier Golden Boots in tow, Kane has arrived in Munich to wreak havoc. And with three goals and an assist in two days, his ‘boom’ has been immediate. “The type of player, the person… seem extraordinary to me. It’s just the beginning. Wait and see,” said his teammate Thomas Tüchel. A perfect start. And what remains…

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