At FC Bayern, a new axis is emerging in the team. With Harry Kane and Manuel Neuer, a well-known successful formula is experiencing a renaissance.
No, Thomas Müller couldn’t just leave this running joke alone. The ball was finally on the penalty spot, so to speak, and the veteran converted it accurately. “A new trophy for your hotel room,” he wrote on X (formerly Twitter) under the photo that Harry Kane had posted there of himself and the “Man of the match” trophy.
He earned it with his brace in FC Bayern’s 2-1 win against Galatasaray on Wednesday evening. They were goals number seven and eight in his last three games. After Kane had already scored a hat trick in the 8-0 win against Darmstadt, he also scored a hat-trick in the top game in Dortmund on Saturday.
Because it was the third time Kane had scored three goals and took the match ball home as a souvenir, Müller joked: “He has to slowly change his hotel room. Or finally find a house that is suitable for storing all of his hat-trick balls .”
Kane refutes Lewandowski prediction
It has almost become a new habit for the record champions that Kane decides the games week after week with his goals. In any case, there is no sign of any starting or adjustment difficulties for the captain of the English national team after his move from the island to the Bavarian capital. On the contrary. In doing so, he also impressively refutes the prediction of his predecessor Robert Lewandowski.
“The first year will certainly not be easy for him, the change is big,” Bayern’s former top scorer told “Sport Bild” in October and speculated that Kane needed “time to understand FC Bayern”.
But Kane completed this adjustment process at record speed and has long since become the team’s fixture as the new goalgetter. In doing so, he almost makes Lewandowski forget. Together with Manuel Neuer and Joshua Kimmich, he forms the core of the team’s new axis.
“We try to change as little as possible, but we are forced to do so due to injuries, especially in the back area,” said Tuchel on “DAZN” before the game against Galatasaray. “Everyone longs for an axle, but you have to prove it every three days, not just on paper.”
Kane’s dream of his final at home
Kane has fulfilled this perfectly so far. He has already managed a total of 19 goals and 7 assists in his first 15 competitive games for Munich. “I love scoring goals and winning. It was a great night,” he said after the win against Istanbul, with which Bayern have now qualified for the round of 16 of the premier class as group winners.
So Kane can continue to dream of his very own “finale at home”. The Champions League final will take place next year in his long-time home of London. “We’ve done our job so far,” said Kane. “But there’s still a long way to go.” Thanks to him, Bayern is currently clearly on track.
Dreesen compares Kane to Gerd Müller
Captain Neuer called his teammate “a phenomenon”. And board boss Jan-Christian Dreesen explained it as follows: “A nine has to be in the right place and when the ball comes, he puts it in,” he said and made a comparison with a club legend: “Gerd Müller has that – by one “To take the greats as a reminiscence is also done.”
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