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Kane admits to a ‘tough week’ at Bayern but insists they’re not out of it yet

Harry Kane maintains that Bayern Munich still have a chance despite their defeat to Lazio in the Champions League Round of 16, but the performance statistics paint a grim picture.

The match at the Stadio Olimpico ended 1-0, with Ciro Immobile securing the win through a penalty, following Dayot Upamecano’s sending off for a challenge on Gustav Isaksen.

Even prior to that, Bayern Munich displayed a lackluster performance, failing to create significant chances. This marked their first Champions League game without a shot on target since their goalless draw against Liverpool in the Round of 16 in 2019.

The situation was exacerbated by Bayern’s recent 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, leaving them trailing the leaders by five points and under significant pressure.

“Really tough week. In the first half we started well and had clear chances, one for myself. In these games they’re big moments,” Kane told TNT Sports.

“The second half was disappointing. We came out with less energy and less confidence. We got punished. Once you go down to 10 men it’s always difficult.”

Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel is now facing a possible sacking ahead of the second leg on March 5.

“We have to find it among ourselves. We’re still in the race for the Bundesliga and in this tie. We have to keep fighting,” added Kane.

“We’re in a difficult spell. We have to fight. And We have to turn it round. We have big games and big things to fight for. We’re not out of it, we will never give up. We just need to turn it around. One game or spark can turn it round.”

Bayern Munich had not lost to an Italian side in 13 Champions League games, since their 3-2 home defeat to Inter in 2011.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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