Is Harry Kane injured after England star was left as unused in Bayern Munich’s shocking loss at DFB Cup to third-tier team?

Harry Kane completed his dream move to Bayern Munich after spending all his senior career at Tottenham Hotspur. The 30-year-old English forward grew tired of the lack of trophies at Spurs, prompting a forced move to Bayern Munich, where he has the potential to compete at the highest level, including in the Champions League.

Sadly, Kane’s hopes of adding a domestic trophy to his cabinet went up the spout after the Bavarians were humbled by third-tier team Saarbrucken. Harry Kane was an unused substitute, raising questions over the fitness of the England captain following the 2-1 shocking loss.

Is Harry Kane injured?

Thomas Tuchel held his cards tightly to his chest as he failed to inspire his Bayern Munich team to rescue a result against a third-tier team Saarbrucken in the DFB Pokal on Wednesday. Two late goals in each half of the game ensured a win for Saarbrucken, but what was most surprising about the game was Tuchel’s reluctance to bring on his top scorer in a match where goals were needed.

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However, in his defense, Tuchel claimed Harry Kane had complained about a feeling in his hamstring earlier in the day and wanted to wait until the extra time to explore his options. Tuchel’s reluctance to bring on Kane condemned his side to a shocking 2-1 loss, as the third-tier team scored a late goal in the sixth minute of the additional time to seal the win.

“There was only one substitution left. I wanted to wait till extra time and wanted to check whether everyone could play until the end,” the former Chelsea manager said.

It was a difficult match for Bayern, who also lost Matthijs de Ligt to a knee injury that could keep the Dutchman out for about six weeks. De Ligt was taken off in the 25th minute, almost 10 minutes after Muller had given the away side a lead.

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Source: Bavarian Football Works

Harry Kane has been in incredible form for the club he joined in a mega-money move from Tottenham, scoring 14 goals in all competitions for the Bavarians.

Bayern Munich stunned by third-tier Saarbrucken

Bayern Munich were stunned in the DFB Cup last night as they lost 2-1 to Saarbrucken, a third-tier German team. The Bundesliga champions took the lead through Thomas Muller in the 16th minute, signaling a strong start to the game. However, a 25th-minute injury to Matthijs de Ligt changed the course of the match, and Tuchel’s men conceded a late goal in the additional minutes of the first half.

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Tuchel hoped to take the game into extra time and kill it off, but Saarbrucken had other ideas. The home side scored another late goal in the second half to claim the win over Bayern Munich.

Bayern will return to action this weekend when they take on Dortmund away from home in the Bundesliga.

Can Bayern shrug off this shocking defeat and bounce back against Borussia Dortmund? Drop your predictions for the German Clasico in the comments.


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