In his first official interview since leaving Tottenham Hotspur for Bayern Munich, Harry Kane has explained why he left the North London club to join the German giants this summer, and insists it is not entirely down to winning trophies.

After months of speculation throughout the summer, Harry Kane finally called time on his Spurs career after coming through the club’s academy and going on to become the Lilywhites’ all-time top goalscorer (GOAL).

Harry Kane

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As Kane entered the final year of his Tottenham contract this summer, speculation mounted that the England captain could move on this year rather than leaving for nothing at the end of the season.

Faced with a less-than-desirable situation either way, Daniel Levy and Tottenham decided to cash in on their star striker, with Kane joining Bayern Munich in a deal worth around £100m (Sky Sports).

It is now expected that Kane, who had previously failed to add a trophy to his array of individual honours, will finally get to life some silverware with the reigning Bundesliga champions.

Kane wants to keep improving at Bayern Munich

Speaking to Sky Sports about the move, Kane had plenty to say about his reasons for leaving Spurs and what he hopes to achieve now he is in Germany.

He said: “A lot of people talk about the trophies and why I came here, but ultimately it was to improve, to feel a new pressure of having to win titles every year, having to go far in the Champions League and pushing myself to that limit.

“If you are winning games, if you are winning titles, if you are winning Champions League titles and I’m the one playing up front, it’s more likely that I am going to be the one scoring goals, which then allows you to win other individual awards. But that all comes from what you achieve as a team.

“When you are at a club like Bayern Munich you have to win. There are no questions about it. If you don’t win or you don’t perform well there is going to be question marks over you. I have been able to handle that over my career, whether it is with Tottenham or with England.”

And, looking ahead to the future, Kane pondered how he will feel when he reflects on his career: “It’s hard to put a number on how many trophies you want to win but I have always said throughout my whole career I never want to retire and feel like I could have done more or I could have pushed myself a little bit more.

“That was a big part of the decision-making process of coming to Bayern Munich because to improve and to get better I had to be playing at the highest level.”

Spurs Web Opinion

It’s extremely hard to come to terms with the fact we won’t be seeing Harry Kane banging in the goals for Spurs this season, but now that the move is done and the dust has settled, I just hope Kane can achieve his dreams with Bayern and finally lift some trophies. He certainly deserves it.

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