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“Did you get a good laugh?” Ange Postecoglou hits out at German journalist for Harry Kane stunt

By Harry Edwards

Published: 14:47, 22 July 2023

Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou was not happy with a German journalist after he brandished a Bayern Munich shirt with Harry Kane’s name on the back.

Postecoglou took charge of Tottenham earlier this summer, a permanent replacement for Antonio Conte who was sacked in March, and a lot of the focus on his first month in charge has been the future of Kane.

The Englishman has been linked with a move away from Tottenham for quite some time but it feels like this summer could finally be the one in which Kane leaves. Kane has just one year left on his contract at Tottenham and with no European football for the season, time is running out for the striker to add some trophies to his cabinet.

Already this summer Kane has been linked with moves to Real Madrid, PSG, Manchester United and Chelsea, but for one reason or another nothing has come to fruition. Many neutrals want Kane to stay in the Premier League so he can have a chance at breaking Alan Shearer’s all-time scoring record, having moved to 213 in 2022/23, taking outright second and closing the gap to 47.

However, Daniel Levy appears unwilling to do business with Premier League sides, understandably not wanting to strengthen rivals. So the forerunners now appear to be Bayern Munich and according to reports Kane has already agreed personal terms with the German club, only needing Tottenham to accept an offer.

According to reports, Bayern have already two bids for Kane rejected but plan to make a third offer, with the Englishman also not planning on signing a new deal at Tottenham.

While he managed to avoid questions about Kane in the first few weeks of his tenure, as Postecoglou has started press conferences with pre-season friendlies, the topic has come up a lot recently.

And in his latest press conference, one question might have gone too far. Asked by a journalist from German publication Bild about his feelings on the “Harry situation”, Postecoglou responded that “nothing has changed”.

However, when the journalist then pulled out a white Bayern shirt with ‘Kane 9’ printed on the back, commenting that it looked quite good, Postecoglou’s response changed.

“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said.

“Did you get a good laugh? Got what you got? Maybe? Very good, you came a long way for that, thank you.”


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When asked about his early work at Tottenham, Postecoglou continued: “We’re in the early part of it. It’s a massive football club, a massive opportunity and a massive challenge here.

“That’s what we’ll try to do, bring success to one of the biggest football clubs in the world, big enough to make up fake jumpers to be a presence.”

Kane played 45 minutes of Tottenham’s 3-2 defeat to West Ham in their pre-season opener, but struggled to get into the game. They face former Premier League side Leicester City next, as part of their tour of Asia.