Harry Kane: "Haaland's had a fantastic start; I'm focused on Spurs"
Spurs forward Harry Kane is focused on his own club's goals despite Erling Haaland's "fantastic" play.
as a "fantastic" player for
, but the Tottenham forward does not engage in comparisons or conjecture regarding his own future despite links to Bayern Munich.
The England captain was linked to Pep Guardiola's team in a high-profile transfer controversy last year, with Spurs ultimately refusing to allow him leave.
Since then, former
striker Haaland has moved to the Etihad Stadium, where he has already scored 20 goals in all competitions, shattering Premier League records and making an impact in Europe.
Before Wednesday's home Champions League match against
, Kane did not want to think about his competitors or what may have been in his own career. As he awaits his first goal of the European season, he would rather solve his own continental drought, but he acknowledges that Haaland is in exceptional form.
"I'm not someone who likes to think or talk about other players too much,"
. "He's had a fantastic start to the season, full credit to him, but I can't control that, so I'm concentrating on what I can do.
"I'm helping the team in any way possible, it has been going well so far in the Premier League and I want to score a few more goals in the Champions League for sure. People are talking about him [Haaland] and rightly so, he's had a fantastic start. But we've got a long way to go, and there's a lot of games coming up, so I'm concentrating on what I can do."
A match against a Bundesliga opponent has renewed speculation about Tottenham striker Harry Kane's other strongly touted suitor, German champions
. However, Kane has dismissed any idea of a transfer, while praising the Bavarians.
"I’m focused on Tottenham Hotspur and trying to do my best for us,"
. "Bayern are a top, top club - but all my concentration is on Tottenham and trying to win on [Wednesday] night."
"You know his form, Harry has started the season really well," Conte said. "For us, he is a really important player. He has to continue to work in the way he is working. Every day we have this possibility to improve ourselves and my demands are very high."
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