Kane looks to “keep season alive” with win over Arsenal

HARRY Kane’s Bayern Munich will take on Arsenal tomorrow evening in a Champions League knockout match with the English striker still searching for his first trophy.

He left Tottenham in the summer hoping to win something with Bayern but has been left empty handed so far because of Xavi Alonso and his Bayer Leverkusen team.

Kane’s side are currently second in the league with no way of winning it after this weekends’ results and were knocked out of the DFB Pokal in the second round by German third division side FC Saarbrucken.

In his press conference this afternoon, Kane admitted that Munich have not been at the level they wanted to be in the league but he feels they have been better in the Champions League.

“We are an honest group and we know we have not reached the standards that we need to as a team, maybe in the Champions League we have had some better performances.

“For me personally, it’s just about trying to help the team in every situation whether it’s in the Bundesliga or the Champions League.

“We have a great opportunity tomorrow night in front of our fans to keep the season alive and keep some hope amongst the fans and hope that we can achieve something special even though its not been the greatest season.”

A Champions League win would be enough for Kane and the German Giants to say that they’ve had a successful season, but without it, it would be their first trophy-less season since 2012.

Tomorrow’s match has been built up as ex Tottenham Hotspur player Harry Kane versus their big rivals from North London in Arsenal, but Kane feels that this rivalry has been built up more by the media than him.

“It’s more something that has been built up from the outside, from the media and the fans rather than myself.

“Of course I have a lot of history with Arsenal, playing for spurs for so many years and that North London derby was probably the biggest game of the season every year.

“But for me here it’s a different chapter, a different moment, I’m playing for a different team and our focus is to beat a really good side in Arsenal.

“I know there will be a lot of Spurs fans watching hoping that Bayern Munich go through tomorrow night but I can’t focus on that, all I can do is try and beat the team in front of us an that is Arsenal.”

Arsenal held Bayern Munich to a 2-2 draw at the Emirates in front of just Gunners fans as Bayern had an away fan ban in place but it will be very different tomorrow night with a packed Allianz Arena.

Without the champion league, Harry Kane will have one more chance to win a trophy this season, but that would be at the Euros in Germany with England.