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Harry Kane insists Bayern Munich must be clinical in Real Madrid rematch


Bayern Munich striker Harry Kane says his side must be clinical when they face Real Madrid in the reverse fixture of their Champions League semi-final.

The England international scored from the penalty spot as the German side drew 2-2 with Los Blancos at the Allianz Arena but was left frustrated when they gave away a cheap spot-kick themselves late on.

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Speaking to TNT Sports after the game, he said: “A little disappointed. Once we got 2-1 ahead we had two or three good chances.

“This is the Champions League semi-final. We expected a tough game. Real are one of the best teams in Europe who can punish you with one or two actions.

“All to play for next week. We know we can have chances next week we just have to take them.

“We started on the front foot. Their goal came against the run of play.

“We struggled to play our game. Second half we played with a higher intensity. We deserved our two goals, shame we couldn’t get a third.”

England team-mate Jude Bellingham was spotted trying to put the former Tottenham man off while he waited to take his penalty but Kane revealed he was not even listening to what the Madrid man was saying.

He added: “I don’t know what he was saying. I saw him mumbling something.

“Once I’m in that moment, I’m in my zone, trying to block everyone out. I’m sure he was saying something to try to put me off.”

Kane has not had the season he will have hoped for when he joined the former Bundesliga champions in the summer but there is still a chance to salvage his trophyless campaign by winning the Champions League.

The 30-year-old has bagged 43 goals in as many games in all competitions in 2023-24 and is calm about the future, insisting he will be at Bayern for many years to come.

He said: “It’s been a good season so far. It’s just about the next game.

“Everything we’re fighting for this year is in this competition. It’ll be tough. We have to go there with full belief.

“I’m here for many years. It’s not a one-off year I’m here for.

“Of course at the start of the season the expectation was to win trophies. The Champions League is the biggest one.

“If we can somehow get our hands on that one it would be an amazing season.”

Mitch Fretton
Mitch Fretton
Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.


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