Harry Kane names Man Utd legend as his role model as a kid | Football

Kane idolised one Manchester United hero growing up (Picture: Getty)

Harry Kane has revealed that Manchester United and England legend David Beckham was his childhood hero growing up.

The Bayern Munich star is enjoying a dream first season with the German giants, having scored 28 goals in all competitions so far this season.

His incredible run of form for Thomas Tuchel’s men has only helped to further grow his global reputation, drawing comparisons to Beckham who has transcended football following his spell in the game in the 1990s and 2000s.

Kane has followed a similar career path to Beckham, moving from the Premier League to join one of the biggest names on the continent.

And now Kane has revealed that the football icon was one of his role models when he was younger.

Harry Kane and David Beckham

Kane and Beckham are two of English football’s greats (Picture: Getty)

‘I used to look up to players like David Beckham’, Kane told BBC Sport.

‘Now I’m in that situation – there are a lot of young boys and girls looking up to me.

‘Looking at what I do, not just on the pitch but off the pitch as well.

‘You listen to your role models. I would have done anything Beckham said when I was a kid.’

Kane’s goalscoring heroics this season has fueled talk that he could break Robert Lewandowski’s record for the most goals scored in a single Bundesliga season.

The legendary Polish striker bagged an incredible 41 goas for Bayern in the 2020/21 season, narrowly beating Gerd Müller’s previous record of 40 in 1971/72.

Kane needs 18 more goals in the final 14 games of the Bundesliga season to break the record, which was once thought to be almost insurmountable.

Harry Kane playing for Bayern Munich

Kane has Lewandowski’s record in his sights (Picture: Getty)

Should the Spurs man surpass Lewandowski’s benchmark, it would be yet another record to fall his way, having already become the fastest player to reach 20 Bundesliga goals in just 15 games.

‘I’m always extremely proud to have those sort of records,’ Kane added.

‘It’s not something I set out to do at the start but once you hear about them and once people are talking about them, it of course means you’re doing something really well.

‘If you’d have told me I was going to do that at the start of the year, of course I’d have taken it – so I’m really happy from that sense, but as always, we try and push and try and see how far we can get.’


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