Bayern Munich striker Harry Kane arrived in Germany on a record-breaking switch and his sensational goal-scoring run this season has already exceeded expectations and turned him into an on the spot fan favorite.
Kane joined Bayern from Tottenham in August for a Bundesliga-record €100 million ($106m) price, with the German champions determined to herald a examined scorer to fill the goal-scoring hole created by final 12 months’s departure of Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona.
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Kane, the England males’s all-time prime scorer and the Premier League’s second all-time scorer, hit the bottom operating and has already bagged 21 targets in 15 matches within the Bundesliga and Champions League for Bayern.
“It is impressive,” beamed Bayern sports activities director Christoph Freund after Saturday’s double of their 4-2 victory over Heidenheim.
“He is playing away from the U.K. for the first time and then he scores like that. The team also plays him into position. He is a phenomenon.”
Kane’s two targets on Saturday took his league tally to 17 from 11 video games, setting a league file for many targets at this stage, beating Lewandowski’s earlier mark of 16.
Kane already has extra targets after 11 Bundesliga matches than final season’s prime scorers had in your entire marketing campaign.
“I cannot tell you anything different,” Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel stated of Kane’s scoring run on Saturday. “The performances are telling a story. There is no need for any words.”
Kane has additionally scored 4 instances in 4 Champions League group matches, with Bayern having already secured a spot within the knockout stage with two video games to spare.
Among the highlights this season is his 60-metre looping shot from Bayern’s personal half of their 8-0 demolition of Darmstadt 98, undoubtedly a candidate for purpose of the season.
He additionally scored a hat trick in final week’s 4-0 victory at title rivals Borussia Dortmund, the primary participant to do so of their Klassiker debut.
“I believe he can do anything,” stated Bayern teammate Thomas Müller. “We only need to bring him into position. If he gets to shoot anywhere near or inside the box then chances are the ball will go in.”
Club bosses are equally delighted with Kane’s purpose bonanza, saying the transfer was the fitting one for each Bayern and the title-starved Kane.
“Absolutely fantastic,” Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen stated. “Obviously one is happy when things are working so well, having also been partly responsible for this transfer. I hope it continues like that.”
Kane’s scoring exploits have additionally compelled some critics of the switch to make a pointy U-turn. Among them is former Germany worldwide Didi Hamann who had initially expressed doubts about how efficient Kane can be within the Bundesliga.
“I never thought that he would score like that,” Hamann instructed Bild newspaper. “I mean he did not sign for three months but for four years and he gets great balls from team mates.”
“But still it is impressive because he is one of a few strikers who don’t have so much speed. But it shows you how clever he is as a player. Bayern did everything right. He is a phenomenon.”