News ID: 276008
Published: 0300 GMT October 27, 2020

Mourinho shares credit for potent Kane-Son partnership

Mourinho shares credit for potent Kane-Son partnership
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Spurs’ manager Jose Mourinho (R) and Son Heung-min (2nd R) embrace after the 1-0 victory over Burnley in the Premier League at Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain, on October 26, 2020.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have formed the Premier League’s most potent partnership under Jose Mourinho this season but the Portuguese manager said some of the credit has to go to his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino.

Son scored his eighth goal of the season in Monday’s 1-0 win at Burnley after Kane had headed an Erik Lamela corner into his path. Spurs are fifth, two points behind leader Everton, and lead the league in scoring with 16 goals, Reuters reported.

It was the ninth goal the pair had combined for this season, with Kane assisting on seven of Son’s eight goals, while the South Korean has assisted on two of the England striker’s five strikes.

The duo has combined for 29 goals in their Premier League careers, second only to the former Chelsea partnership of Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba (36), according to Opta statistics.

“It is an understanding that comes from Mauricio’s time,” Mourinho told reporters.

“I don’t want all the credit myself, let’s share with Mauricio. They play together for a long time, probably a different way because Harry is not always a nine now.

“What pleases me more about them both is that they are two top players but close friends, no jealousy, they both play for the team.”

 

 

   
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