Which footballers inspire Harry Kane? Bayern striker divulges details
Kane’s goals haven’t been enough for many who questioned his longevity in a Bayern shirt since he is already 30 years old
As Harry Kane turned 30, he secured a move to German champions Bayern Munich this summer for £100 million. Many were left surprised with Bayern splashing so much cash on a player approaching the early 30s. Now, Kane has put those doubts to bed by citing two legends of the game: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The England international left Tottenham Hotspur this summer after spending 14 years at the club. Kane decided to try out the Bundesliga experience and has excelled in his new club by scoring goals on a regular basis. His latest goal for Bayern came against Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League, a club he knows pretty well from his time at Spurs. However, his goals haven’t been enough for many who questioned Kane’s longevity since he is already 30 years old.
Kane sought to answer those questions in a recent conversation with ESPN. He revealed the names of the footballers who inspire him to carry on with his career without thinking about his age.
“I think of what they’ve (Ronaldo and Messi) done, they are as good in their 30s as they were in their 20s. Me just turning 30 now, it obviously gives me excitement to know if I keep my body in good shape and keep my mentality right, I could be playing at the highest level for as long as I want to do it. Those players [Ronaldo and Messi] have set the bar – those and a few others as well – and it just motivates me and tells me that it’s possible. It is great watching those players still performing, two of the greatest players ever to play our game. For me now, it is almost the second half of my career. I’ve had a good first half; now, can the second half be even better?”
He also divulged details about his future plans, saying, “I just take it year by year. I still feel I’ve got loads of years left to play. Maybe when I get to my late 30s I’ll start thinking about what I want to do after football a bit further down the line. For now, it is just about enjoying every moment, enjoying being a footballer because it goes so quick. Already, probably being at the highest level for nine years, those years have flown by. So I’m just trying to take it all in year by year, game by game, laying it all out there and delivering my best for the teams that I’m playing for and that’s what I’ll continue to do. I don’t like to get too far ahead of myself.”