Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel said on Thursday new striker Harry Kane was already on his way to becoming “an absolute success” story at the club.

Kane has scored three goals and created another in his three Bundesliga appearances for Bayern since his big-money move from Tottenham.

“With his personality and the way he plays, we have exactly the player we need,”

“At this time we’re trying to get him more involved in our game. We know it’ll be an absolute success story.

“We’re more than happy with him.”

Tuchel told reporters ahead of Friday’s clash with early league leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

Tuchel said while Kane, who scored one goal and assisted another in recent England games against Ukraine and Scotland, would play against Leverkusen, captain Joshua Kimmich was a “question mark”.

Kimmich picked up a muscle issue while on international duty and missed Germany’s 2-1 friendly win over France – their first victory since March.

Tuchel however said Jamal Musiala, who on Tuesday was named Bayern’s player of the season for 2022-23, would return to the squad after overcoming a back complaint.

“There’s a question mark over Jo Kimmich and we’re still waiting to hear about Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. Jamal Musiala wasn’t with the national team due to some back discomfort. He didn’t experience any pain in the last training, so he’ll be in the squad.

Tuchel on the squad:

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer also suffered a setback in his return from a broken leg, with Tuchel revealing the Germany captain was struggling with a calf issue.

Manu was very close, but then he had a calf problem in his other leg. He’s doing some running work but we’re taking all the necessary precautions.”

Tuchel on X “Manu was so close to making his comeback, but started experiencing calf problems on the other leg. He’s still doing some running work in training and we’re taking all the necessary precautions. The plan is for him to return to goalkeeper training next

Leverkusen and Bayern are the only Bundesliga teams to have claimed nine points from three games this season.

Source: Reuters

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