During Bayern Munich’s September 15 Bundesliga match against Bayer Leverkusen in Munich, Leon Goretzka celebrates with Harry Kane and Joshua Kimmich after scoring a goal. Image: AFP
Harry Kane, the striker for Bayern Munich, said that he “still had room to improve” after his team’s 2-2 home tie with Bayer Leverkusen on Friday, when he scored his fourth goal in four games.
Kane scored the first goal after only seven minutes. Bayern had a 2-1 lead and seemed to be winning for the fourth time in a row until Argentina World Cup champion Exequiel Palacios tied the score with a penalty kick in injury time.
Even though he scored once again, Kane acknowledged that, having joined from Tottenham in August, he was still getting used to his new team.
“Obviously, I’m always thrilled to score. However, I believe my all-around performance can still be improved, since I’m still getting to know the squad.
“That will happen; it’s a necessary aspect of playing football.
“I feel like I’m learning more about my teammates with each practice and every game. That will become stronger as the season progresses.”
Kane said that “it always hurts when you concede like this in the last minute with this type of decision,” even if he felt that “the draw was a fair result.”
The penalty was deemed “soft” by both coach Thomas Tuchel and captain Thomas Mueller of Bayern, who expressed their displeasure with the tardy judgement.
With his fourth goal, Kane now trails Serhou Guirassy of Stuttgart by one goal in the Bundesliga scoring standings.
On Wednesday, the England captain will play his first Champions League match for Bayern against Manchester United.
“Obviously, Manchester United is a large squad with some fantastic players, so we’ll need to prepare hard for what should be an amazing, challenging game.
“We expect nothing less from Wednesday’s match than the toughest of all the Champions League games.”