Harry Kane indicators he wants time to adapt after loss in Bayern Munich debut

MUNICH (AP) — England captain Harry Kane mentioned Sunday that he may have time to adapt to German soccer following a loss in his first recreation for Bayern Munich and received’t “panic” if he isn’t scoring.

Kane got here on as a Sixty fourth-minute substitute in a 3-0 defeat to Leipzig within the German Tremendous Cup on Saturday after being confirmed as a Bayern participant earlier within the day.

“Clearly, I’ve spent my entire profession, my entire life, in England and within the Premier League so it would take a little bit of adapting to get used to a brand new league,” he mentioned.

“For me it’s nearly settling in, as snug as attainable, understanding the various kinds of groups, the best way I’ve to play and adapt. I’ve completed that all through my entire profession, whether or not it’s with Tottenham or the nationwide staff and I’ll do this right here.”

It was a “robust determination” to go away Tottenham after 19 years, Kane admitted, regardless of failing to win any trophies throughout his time on the north London membership, coming closest to main honors within the 2019 Champions League ultimate loss to Liverpool.

He added that Bayern could be “disillusioned” if it completed the season and not using a trophy.

Bayern is subsequent in motion within the opening recreation of the Bundesliga season in opposition to Werder Bremen on Friday. Kane mentioned he’ll work on his link-up play together with his new teammates and indicated that his time at Bayern shouldn’t be thought-about solely by way of objectives scored.

“It’s a part of the explanation I joined this membership as a result of they’ve bought wonderful expertise and now I really feel like if we will get connection, then after all I’ll rating objectives,” he mentioned.

“However as at all times in my profession, you already know, I by no means panic if I don’t. I give my all each recreation. I try to work for the staff and I believe I’ve proven that my recreation is extra than simply goalscoring and making an attempt to hyperlink up play and assist with assists and construct up. In order that’s what I’ll try to do beginning on Friday.”

Kane’s arrival fills a spot within the squad left when Robert Lewandowski departed for Barcelona a yr in the past, however Bayern is heading into the brand new season with out a longtime first-choice goalkeeper. Captain Manuel Neuer hasn’t performed since breaking his leg snowboarding in December.

Chief government Jan-Christian Dreesen took the weird step Sunday of admitting the membership had tried and didn’t signal Kepa Arrizabalaga from Chelsea. Kepa is broadly anticipated to signal for Actual Madrid on mortgage.

Dreesen mentioned Neuer isn’t anticipated to return till the second half of the season however his damage is tough to foretell. Neuer wanted one other operation this month to take away steel implants from his leg.

Dreesen added he’s “assured that we’ll discover a resolution” to Bayern’s goalkeeper difficulties but it surely stays unclear if any new signing will likely be thought-about a candidate to exchange Neuer long-term, or a stop-gap resolution. Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer was offered to Inter Milan this month and longtime Neuer backup Sven Ulreich performed within the loss to Leipzig.