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‘Top club mentality’ Harry Kane slams Tottenham in latest Bayern claim

The England striker was talking ahead of their clash with Ukraine

New Bayern Munich star Harry Kane has taken shots at former club Tottenham by claiming that playing for the German champions is ‘completely different’ to the Lilywhites and that his new side have a ‘top club mentality’.

England and Tottenham’s all-time record goalscorer completed his move to Bavaria towards the end of the summer transfer window, and has hit the ground running under Thomas Tuchel.

He has found the net three times in three games as well as grabbing an assist, and has revealed while on England duty just how different the two sides are.

“It’s definitely a different pressure compared to what I felt at Spurs. Of course we wanted to win things at Spurs but if you went a couple of games without winning then it wasn’t a disaster. The feeling at Bayern is that you have to win every game. We won the first two games 4-0 and 3-1 and there was still talk about not being too happy about the way we played.”

That’s part and parcel of being at one of the biggest clubs in the world. But we’ve had a good start and I’m enjoying feeling those different emotions and that’s part of the reason that I wanted to go. And we start the Champions League campaign when we get back, which they expect to win – or have a good chance of winning. So you’re going into those games with maybe a different feeling to what I’ve had in the past.”

Kane also revealed just how hurt he had been watching the likes of Kyle Walker and John Stones winning trophy after trophy while his side battled for nothing.

“Of course, I want them to do well – Kyle and all those guys to win when they are in competitions I am not in – but a part of me wants to have those experiences. With the other players in the team having done that, I am not sure jealous is the right word, but it does motivate me to go on and try to push myself towards some of those trophies the guys have got.”

Now in a Bayern side expected to win the Bundesliga and challenge for the Champions League, he could well have those experiences sooner rather than later.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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