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Euro 2024: Harry Kane believes Germans now have a ‘soft spot’ for England

England captain Harry Kane says Germans have a soft spot for his country after his debut season at Bayern Munich.

Harry Kane

Harry Kane says Germans will have a soft spot for England heading into Euro 2024.

The Three Lions captain has spent the 2023-24 season playing for Bundesliga side Bayern Munich, where he netted 44 goals in 45 games across all competitions.

Kane, 30, was unable to win any silverware in his first season away from Tottenham but fans have taken to the prolific goalscorer since he arrived at the Allianz Arena.

And England’s No.9 believes because of that, Germany supports will secretly be hoping that he and Gareth Southgate’s men do well at the tournament this summer.

He said: “The reception I’ve had since I’ve been at Bayern has been incredible and ever since I’ve been in the [England team] hotel, I’ve had some of the staff come up and say hello.

“I’m not saying they want England to win, but I think they have a little soft spot for us – now I’m here – and that’s fantastic.”

The Euro 2020 finalists have been training at the Weirmarer Land Gold and Spa Resort ahead of their opening fixture against Serbia on Sunday.

Hosts Germany used the facility to prepare for their warm-up matches and Kane revealed that Bayern team-mate Thomas Muller even left him a little message for when he arrived.

He added: “Tommy left me a little note, because they were here just a couple of weeks ago.

“He said the golf course is great but the weather has not been so good!

“It looks fantastic, the hotel is incredible and to be in Germany is a bit of a home-from-home.”

Following their opener against Serbia on Sunday, England will play Denmark and finish their group campaign against Slovenia on 25 June.

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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.