Son hails Kane ‘unreal’ after Tottenham duo break Chelsea legends record


eung-min Son says he is still amazed by the quality of Harry Kane and was at a loss for words to describe his Tottenham team-mate after the pair set a new record in demolishing Leeds.

Kane netted Son for Spurs’ last goal in Saturday’s 4-0 win at Elland Road – prompting Leeds to sack manager Marcelo Bielsa yesterday – to break the Premier League goalscoring record with 37, ruling out Chelsea legends Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.

They first combined in the top flight in September 2016 when Son assisted Kane in a 4-0 win over Stoke, and their partnership is remarkably even, with Kane scoring 19 of 37 and Son 18.

Even after six and a half seasons of playing together, Son says he still looks up to Kane with admiration and struggles to find superlatives to describe the striker’s quality.

“What more can I say about Harry?” son said standard sports. “I think with any compliment, I left. I can’t say more about him.

Heung-min Son and Harry Kane are now the Premier League’s most prolific partnership

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“You can say ‘superb’, you can say ‘phenomenal’. That’s not enough for me. I played with him for a long time and I always look at him and think, ‘Wow, that’s amazing’.

“So I think words are not enough. He’s just an unreal player. I’m really happy to work with him every day and to play together is a great honour.

“A striker always scores goals and a No10 makes assists, he can do both, everything we need. And he wants to improve.

“Having a striker like this is huge. What can I say about Harry? He is doing so well, we are happy to have him and we can always help him score a lot of goals. He is always thirsty goals and great things as a team. We have to work for him, create chances for him. It’s teamwork.”

The resounding win over Leeds offered a solid response to Antonio Conte’s fury after the midweek loss to Burnley and lifted the gloom ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup fifth-round tie at Middlesborough.

As Standard Sport reported last week, winning the FA Cup could genuinely help convince Kane that his future lies at Spurs, but Son – who echoed Conte’s rhetoric about the need to “suffer” – says that it’s not just the England captain who is desperate for silverware.

“It’s not just Harry! Everyone wants to win,” he said. “To win a trophy you have to suffer a lot. I play for the win. Obviously I want to enjoy the football, but at the end of the day there is a winner and a loser. This game is far from the FA final Cup and every team wants to win.

“But who suffers the most, I think, wins. It means a lot to me. I will work hard and play hard for the team, for myself, for the club. I think it means a lot. I can’t say what it means to win a trophy for this club. It’s going to be amazing. But we have to suffer a lot and I’m ready to suffer in every game, not just on Tuesday.”

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