Arsenal can consign Harry Kane to ‘failed’ season as Ange Postecoglou defends Tottenham legend

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Harry Kane has admitted Bayern Munich’s season will be a failure if Arsenal end their Champions League dreams.

The England captain, who has yet to win a trophy in his career, will have his barren silverware run extended with defeat to the Gunners, live on talkSPORT.

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Kane has more at stake than most when Bayern host ArsenalCredit: Getty

The 30-year-old seemed destined to end his wait for glory when he swapped boyhood club Tottenham for Bundesliga giants Bayern.

However, despite an excellent individual campaign with 39 goals in all competitions, Thomas Tuchel’s men are on the brink of going trophyless this term.

Bayer Leverkusen¬†ended the club’s run of 11 successive titles in Germany on Sunday, with the Champions League being Bayern’s final shot at glory.

Kane told a press conference: “Of course every player, every club wants to win trophies, that’s the ultimate goal every season, but there’s a process into winning, there’s a process individually and in the team.

“You want to improve as a player every year, you want to show the world your capabilities and you want to push yourself to the very limits and you hope that helps with the team.

“Of course, from the club’s point of view it will be a failed season if we don’t win anything this year because we’re expected to win but all we can do is take that into next year and try and turn that around.

“The main thing for us is we still have an opportunity to turn this season into a great season if we win the Champions League. That motivation is still there and as players you can only hang onto that. If we can do something special tomorrow night then of course that keeps that hope alive.

“It’s a time to raise our game, it’s a time for me and the players who have been in big situations, pressure situations, to step up and be counted. It’s going to be an amazing atmosphere. There’s a lot of expectation but I think there’s a good belief among the squad that we can achieve something tomorrow.”

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The prospect of another trophyless season has forced Kane to hit back at claims he regrets his decision to quit the Premier League.

The striker has now found an ally in Tottenham head coach Ange Postecoglou, who defended his move to Germany.

Postecoglou worked with Kane during Spurs’ pre-season last summer before the latter joined Bayern and feels it would be unfair for Kane’s switch to be deemed a failure if Arsenal win this week.

“I don’t think that’s fair,” the Australian said.

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“I’m not going to speak for Harry, for God’s sake, but I don’t think that’s the only reason he left. I think he was pretty clear that he wanted a different experience and I think there’s nothing wrong with that.

“That’s been my whole career. He was at one club for a very long time. He was at a point where he either makes a decision to stay and become a one-club man, which is fair enough, or he can experience something different as a footballer, maybe as a person.

“I don’t know. These are questions for him. But I don’t get this notion that he just moved just to win things.

“I don’t think if he had stayed here, he didn’t think he was going to win things. I just think he wanted a different experience and he’s getting that.

“I’m sure at the end of his career, if that was his reasoning behind it, he’ll find that it does. It gives you a real broad experience about what football is about, what life is about.

“I know every decision I’ve made in my career, it’s very hard for other people sometimes to understand because they’re not living my life.

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“They’re not with my family or with the people around me to know why you come to these decisions.

“They’re very rarely (made) around too many simplistic things. Most of the time there’s a whole range of factors that you put into it.”

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