'We can achieve' - Harry Kane on Bayern Munich's chances vs Arsenal despite Bundesliga loss

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The England captain and ex-Spurs striker says he feels sense of unfinished business ahead of Champions League

Arsenal will face Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena tomorrow (Wednesday 17) night in the hopes of securing a place in the final four of the UEFA Champions League competition for the first time since 2009.

However they will be coming up against a side who, for the first time since 2012, have not won the Bundesliga and are therefore desperate to secure the final trophy available to them this season. Additionally, one of the club’s stars also feels a huge sense of unfinished business after missing out on Champions League victory with the Gunners closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur in 2019.

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Speaking ahead of the quarter-final second leg clash in Germany tomorrow evening, the England captain Harry Kane has spoken of his club’s need to ‘step up’ following a disappointing domestic campaign which saw Bayer Leverkusen crowned German champions for the first time in their history.

England captain and Bayern Munich striker Harry Kane in action at the EmiratesEngland captain and Bayern Munich striker Harry Kane in action at the Emirates
England captain and Bayern Munich striker Harry Kane in action at the Emirates | IKIMAGES/AFP via Getty Images

While Bayern Munich will start as favourites in the quarter-final, the 30-year-old - who has 39 goals across all competitions so far this campaign - has urged his teammates to ‘raise’ their game in the hope they can achieve something.

As reported in The Guardian, Kane, who was released by Arsenal when he was nine, said: “If you look at our performances this year there has been a different type of performance in the Champions League. I feel like we have maybe been together more, willing to do more on the pitch defensively and in other aspects. It’s a time to raise our game, time for me and the players who have been in big pressure situations to step up and be counted. There’s a lot of expectation but I think there is a good belief in the squad we can achieve something tomorrow.”

The striker also added that he feels a ‘burning fire’ still inside him after Spurs failed to lift the trophy following their 2019 defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League final. “Whenever you reach the final of a competition and don’t quite get over the line”, Kane continued, “there’s always that burning fire inside you to get back there and go that one step further. We have an opportunity this year and if we can take that step tomorrow night then we’re only a couple of games away from trying to get to Wembley.”

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