Friday, September 29, 2023

Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich LIVE: Harry Kane set to make full debut in Bundesliga opener – UK kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Harry Kane is expected to make his Bundesliga debut tonight as Bayern Munich face Werder Bremen in their season opener.

Kane missed out on the chance to win his first piece of silverware in the German Super Cup last week, as he came off the bench in a 3-0 defeat to RB Leipzig

Kane will lead the line for Bayern in their Bundesliga openerGetty

But England’s all-time top scorer’s focus this campaign will still be on winning multiple titles as Bayern get their league season underway.

The 30-year-old scored 213 goals in the Premier League and will now be out to open his account in Germany for the champions. 

Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich: How to follow

This game will be played on Friday, August 18. 

Kick-off at the Weserstadon in Bremen is scheduled for 7:30pm UK time. 

Fans can watch the action live on Sky Sports Action with coverage beginning at 7:20pm. 

talkSPORT and will also keep you updated with all the latest. 

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Kane was brought on after the hour mark at the German Super Cup finalGetty

Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich: Team news 

German international Niclas Fullkrug will start up front for Werder Bremen who face a tough task on the opening weekend of the Bundesliga. 

Former Sheffield United and Millwall winger Oliver Burke may also line up at wing-back. 

Kane is likely to lead the line for Bayern for the first time with Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane on either side of him. 

Kingsley Coman may challenge the wingers for a spot flanking their new talisman. 

Former Napoli defender Kim Min-jae may make his debut at centre-back after coming on a half-time during the Super Cup defeat. 

Kane is gunning for silverware at BayernGetty

Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich: What has been said? 

Kane insists he will relish the ‘new pressure’ of challenging to win titles every year at Bayern.

He said: “A lot of people talk about the trophies and why I came here, but ultimately it was to improve,” Kane told Sky Sports.

“To feel a new pressure of having to win titles every year, having to go far in the Champions League and pushing myself to that limit.

“I think if you’re winning games, winning titles, winning Champions Leagues and I’m the one playing up front, it more than likely means I am scoring goals so that allows you to win other individual awards.

“But that all comes from what you achieve as a team. That’s my focus first and foremost and that all starts on Friday.

“We have a long season ahead. A lot of pressure for Bayern Munich to win the league and go far in the Champions League. That is what I am excited to try and challenge myself with.”

Bayern head coach Thomas Tuchel has no doubt Kane will handle the scrutiny in Germany.

He said: “I don’t think it is going to be the first time in his career (he has been under pressure), so that is why he will learn to transfer the pressure into performance and stay relaxed.

“It is not about life or death. It is a game, a competitive game and he has proved for about 10 years how he does it, so I am not worried about Harry.

“The Harry Kane effect will not be gone (if we lose). It is the way he works in training, in the locker room, his professionalism, the way he goes about things and how humble he is in training, how keen he is in training.

“The way he acts after such a game, after a loss, he is the first on the training pitch, he works with the reserve players, he is the one walking ahead who is inspiring others. That is what makes that transfer fee (worthwhile), not only his goal-scoring record but all the other things as well.

“That is what really makes him a big star and all the other personalities in sport as well, so that is the Harry Kane effect and why he raises our chances of winning tomorrow massively.

“Obviously we won’t win every game just because he is there and, even when the Harry Kane effect is there in full effect, it still doesn’t mean we’ll win every game, but that is why I was fighting for him to come here. As far as all the things I have seen, I really feel that it was worth it.”

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