Thomas Tuchel admitted he felt sorry for Harry Kane as his debut ended in defeat.
Kane had the opportunity to win a trophy in his first Bayern Munich game – the German Super Cup against RB Leipzig.
Kane started the match from the benchGetty
The narrative heading into the match was that the striker could win the first trophy of his career just hours after completing a move from Tottenham.
However, Bayern were humbled 3-0 by their Bundesliga rivals.
Kane could hardly have affected the result, though, as he started the match from the bench and they were already 2-0 down when he came on.
“We don’t expect him to be the superhero,” Tuchel told reporters after the game. “We just expect him to be who he is. A top guy, a top goalscorer and a top personality.
“I feel sorry for him. We did not create. We did not keep the momentum going. We did not create enough for him.
“He will help us a lot. We need exactly his attitude. To help us step out of the circle of repetitive performances like this.”
It was perhaps a surprise that Kane was involved at all with the deal only being officially announced on Saturday morning, hours before the match took place.
The 30-year-old had completed his medical the night before and did not go to bed until the early hours.
Tuchel said sorry to Kane after a miserable debutGetty
“Harry went to bed at three or four o’clock, after his medical,” Tuchel added.
“We need to learn from him. He does not need to learn from us. He will help us a lot to escape the cycle or poor performances we have been having.”