What Jude Bellingham said to Harry Kane before Bayern Munich penalty revealed | Football

Jude Bellingham tried and failed to put Harry Kane off the penalty (Picture: TNT Sports)

Harry Kane has lifted the lid on what Jude Bellingham said to him before his penalty in Bayern Munich’s 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Vinicius Junior scored a late spot-kick to complete his double in Munich and set up what promises to be an intriguing semi-final second leg at the Bernabeu in a week’s time.

The Brazil forward had earlier opened the scoring against the run of play with a composed finish past Manuel Neuer before the hosts fought back in a spirited second-half performance.

Leroy Sane levelled with a thunderous strike in the 53rd minute and Kane appeared to have won it with an emphatic spot-kick for Bayern, before Vinicius Junior silenced the Allianz Arena with a penalty of his own.

Bellingham tried his best to put Kane off in the moments leading up to the penalty, with referee Clement Turpin even having to push the Madrid midfielder away from his England colleague.

Speaking to TNT Sports shortly after the final whistle, Kane insisted he did not know what Bellingham had said to him as he was ‘blocking everything out’ to ensure he made no mistake from 12 yards.

However, in a later interview, after Kane had caught up with Bellingham in the aftermath of the draw, the England captain revealed how his fellow countryman had tried and failed to unsettle him by – correctly – predicting where he would put his penalty.

Harry Kane celebrates

The England captain held his nerve to put Bayern in front just before the hour mark (Picture: Getty)

‘In the moment I didn’t know what he said. I spoke to him afterwards and he said he told me, “I know you’re going to go left”, he was trying to tell the ‘keeper,’ Kane explained.

‘On the pitch I didn’t know [what he said]. I knew he was there, but I just kind of didn’t know what he said.

‘I saw the ‘keeper go a bit early and I was able to put it away. Obviously the penalty was nice for me.’

The Allianz Arena contest finished 2-2 (Picture: Getty)

After a disappointing Bundesliga campaign, Kane believes Bayern have a ‘great opportunity’ to pick up silverware in Europe’s premier competition this season.

‘It’s amazing. We’re playing Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Champions League,’ the ex-Tottenam forward added.

‘This is the experience I came here for and to have this opportunity is something I am really excited about.

‘It’s 0-0. There’s one game to take you to Wembley. We’ve got a great opportunity here.’

Bellingham came off with cramp in the 75th minute (Picture: Getty)

Bellingham – Madrid’s top scorer this season – was taken off with 15 minutes remaining in Munich and Carlo Ancelotti subsequently revealed that the midfielder had been struggling with cramp.

Asked why Bellingham and Toni Kroos were brought off, the Madrid manager responded: ‘Bellingham was tired, he had cramps and I changed and put only more energy because Kroos played a fantastic game.

‘It was just to put more energy in midfield.’

At his post-match press conference, Ancelotti said he was confident Bellingham would be back to ‘100 per cent’ for the second leg.

‘I think so, he is going to recover to full fitness,’ the Italian added.

‘He has had an injury that has affected him. He will be back very soon and by Wednesday he will be 100 per cent.’

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