Tottenham has a not impressive start in the Premier League 2020/21, but the duo Son Heung-min and Harry Kane are showing outstanding performances.
For those who have watched the Premier League for more than 10 years, the saying “Gerrard has the ball and Torres on the move” has become all too familiar. It shows the cooperation of the Liverpool team under the reign of coach Rafa Benitez. Now, the fans are seeing a similarly connected pair, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane of Tottenham.
How did Son shine?
On the morning of October 27, Tottenham had a trip to Burnley’s field. Mourinho’s army faced many difficulties in front of the host. Once again, Son Heung-min shined to bring victory to Tottenham. And before that, the creator for the Korean player was none other than Harry Kane.
76 minutes from a fixed situation, Son scored the only Tottenham goal with a header from Kane. The two Tottenham players became the second best couple in Premier League history when they scored 29 goals together. They ranked Robert Pires – Henry (Arsenal), David Silva – Sergio Aguero (Man City) and behind Didier Drogba – Frank Lampard (Chelsea).
Thanks to that goal, Son rose to the top of the list of “\top scorer in the Premier League 2020/21. Out of the eight goals he scored, 6 were created by Kane.
Son and Kane spent 5 seasons playing together. But it is not until this season that they can show their great agreement. The poker shot Son scored in Tottenham’s 5-2 win over Southampton in the second round of the Premier League is the clearest proof of that.
Son scored 4 goals, all created by Kane. According to Opta, this is the first time in Premier League history that a player has four goal passes to the same teammate.
The best duo in Premier League history
Kane delivered sharp passes like a top playmaker. He performed well with both feet, sending the ball in the right range of his teammates’ movement. Also, the English striker observed and passed the ball very quickly.
Even Kane can create in a back-facing position and doesn’t need to look. If he hesitates, he can cause his teammates to fall into an offside position. Meanwhile, Son showed the qualities of the real goalscorer. The Korean striker always takes advantage of opportunities very well.
Most of the Kane tectonics for Son have long or medium distance. That proves that the Tottenham captain clearly understands the strength of his teammates. Son often wins his opponents in quick bursts.