How Have Harry Kane And Son Heung-min Formed A Successful Partnership?
With 29 goals between them in the Premier League this season, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are the best strike partnership currently operating in the top-flight in England.
It is not just individual goals that make this pairing so great for Spurs, the duo broke the record for the most assists between two players in a Premier League season during their victory over Crystal Palace. The pair have assisted each other 14 times so far, beating the previous best set by Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton in 1995.
With 11 league games left, there is a good chance the Spurs pairing will add to their stats before the campaign is over. Jose Mourinho’s side are in good goalscoring form. They have netted 13 times in their last four games in all competitions. If Tottenham are to qualify into the Champions League next season, Mourinho is going to need Kane and Son to continue their impressive partnership.
The North London club also remain in the Europa League where they have a last 16 tie with Dinamo Zagreb to look forward to. All of the games in the European tournament are available through a live football stream. It should be an exciting competition to follow to see if Kane and Son can lift their side to silverware.
Son Has Become More Clinical In Front Of Goal
This season has been business as usual for Kane as he has now scored 159 Premier League goals. He is on course for breaking Alan Shearer’s all-time tally of 260.
Son, on the other hand, is set for his best-ever Premier League season. He is in double figures and has his previous best of 14 from the 2013/14 campaign in his sights. This has taken the pressure off Kane’s shoulders as he is no longer the only man his team rely on for goals.
The South Korean international seems to have really worked on his finishing over the last 12 months. When he is through on goal, he looks more likely to score than miss. Some credit must go to his manager Mourinho. There is no doubt he would have challenged his striker to up his return and he has delivered.
Movement Across The Forward Line
What is most impressive about Kane and Son’s partnership is their movement across the forward line. This was evident in Kane’s second goal against Crystal Palace in their last win.
Both players work incredibly hard to ensure they are constantly on the move. This makes them become very difficult to be marked by the opposition. They are also able to pick each other out as they are fully aware of where their teammate will be across the line.
Although all strikers think of one thing when they have sight of goal, Kane and Son have been unselfish at times. They both look to believe that they will each benefit from this partnership and that is the biggest reason for the success they are having.
With both men in the peak stages of their careers, expect the goals to continue to flow for the strikers. By the time one of them moves on, it could be the greatest Premier League partnership of all time.