Harry Kane Accused of Turning Bayern Into Tottenham After Latest Loss to Lazio in UCL

Harry Kane Accused of Turning Bayern Into Tottenham After Latest Loss to Lazio in UCL

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
February 14, 2024 at 11:01 PM
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  • Harry Kane has come under scrutiny after Bayern Munich's recent loss
  • The Bundesliga champions suffered a slim defeat to Lazio in the UCL
  • Despite Kane's hot form in front of goal, Bayern could go trophyless

Harry Kane is facing harsh accusations of transforming Bayern Munich into Tottenham Hotspur after the Bavarians suffered a recent defeat to Lazio in the first leg of their round of 16 UEFA Champions League tie.

Kane's Bayern entered the Champions League encounter fresh from a disheartening 3-0 loss against Bundesliga title contenders Bayer Leverkusen.

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Harry Kane looks unhappy during Bayern Munich's defeat against Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. Photo by Lars Baron.
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Their hopes of redemption against Lazio were dashed by Italian striker Ciro Immobile, who sealed the victory with the only goal from the penalty spot in the second half, giving Lazio a slender advantage ahead of the return leg in Munich, Sky Sports reports.

While Bayern still have a chance to overturn the 1-0 deficit, their recent form raises concerns and suggests the possibility of ending the season without silverware, having already been eliminated from the DFB Pokal and trailing Leverkusen by five points in the Bundesliga standings.

According to Squawka, Lazio became the first side to inflict a first leg round of 16 defeat on Bayern, since Swiss side FC Basel in 2011/12.

Kane accused of turning Bayern into Spurs

Fans are attributing Bayern's recent downturn to Harry Kane's arrival at the start of the season.

They speculate that Kane, despite his prolific goal-scoring record, has brought his perceived "bad luck" from Tottenham Hotspur, where he has yet to secure major trophies, to the perennial German champions.

@whykavelli wrote:

"The funniest story in football would be Bayern Munich going trophyless the year trophyless Harry Kane joined them."

@0fficialTcole added:

"It has taken Harry Kane just eight months to turn Bayern Munich into Tottenham. What an impact."

Another user, @CFC_GLORY1, reckons that:

"He’s actually cursed."

@Prosperito9 believes Kane's trophyless 'curse' will end Kingsley Coman's run of winning a trophy every year since turning professional:

"I just feel sorry for Kingsley Coman going trophyless for the first time in his career. The Harry Kane effect."

@PapaPerez90 teased:

"You can leave Tottenham, but Tottenham can never leave you."

Arsenal legend backs Kane to win trophies

Setting aside past rivalries, former Arsenal player Thierry Henry expressed his desire to see Harry Kane lift a trophy, Sports Brief reported.

Despite Kane's longstanding status as one of the premier goal scorers in world football, it's surprising that he hasn't claimed any silverware in his professional career.

Now that Kane is no longer associated with Tottenham, Henry, who secured two Premier League titles with Arsenal, acknowledges the appeal of seeing the England international finally achieve this milestone.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.