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Kane focused on Tottenham despite links to 'top club' Bayern Munich


London, Oct 11, 2022 (AFP) - Tottenham striker Harry Kane said his head has not been turned by speculation linking him with a move to Bayern Munich as the England captain prepares for a huge few months for club and country.

Kane failed to engineer a move to Manchester City last year and has just over 18 months left on his contract at Tottenham.

Bayern are rumoured to be preparing a bid for the 29-year-old to succeed Robert Lewandowski as the German champions' centre-forward.

"I'm focusing on Tottenham Hotspur and trying to do our best," said Kane as he faced the media ahead of Spurs' Champions League clash with Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday.

"For sure Bayern are a top, top club but all my concentration is on Tottenham."

Kane faces a brutal schedule before the end of the year with Tottenham having 10 more games before the break for the World Cup in November.

England boss Gareth Southgate admitted at the weekend he expects to lose more players to injury ahead of the tournament in Qatar due to the demands put on his squad.

But Kane said he cannot hold anything back as he tries to fire Tottenham into the Premier League title race and reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.

"I feel like whenever you think about injuries, whenever you think about getting injured, it almost has the wrong effect," he added.

"I go into every game trying to give 120 per cent for the team and that's just the way football is. Sometimes you can be unfortunate and pick up injuries.

"From my point of view, I do a lot of stuff, not just at the club but away from the club, to make sure I recover well and put myself in the best physical condition I can to not get injured. But, of course, we know in football, anything can happen."

Kane has scored eight goals in nine Premier League games this season, but his start to the campaign has been overshadowed by Erling Haaland's blistering beginning to his Manchester City career.

The Norwegian's arrival at the Etihad killed off any talk of Kane moving to City and Haaland already has 20 goals for the English champions.

"He has had a fantastic start to the season and full credit to him but it is nothing I can control," said Kane on his chances of catching Haaland in the race for the Golden Boot.

"I am concentrating on what I can do and helping the team in any way that is possible."

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