Former Spurs player Jermaine Jenas has highlighted the key element of Heung-min Son’s game that benefits his strike partner Harry Kane, and compared the partnership to the one Kane shares with Raheem Sterling for England.

Kane and Son have been playing together since 2015 and have gone on to become one of the most lethal attacking combinations in world football today. The pair work in tandem so well together and strike fear into defences everywhere they go.

Indeed, the pairing of Kane and Son is officially the most potent partnership in Premier League history (ESPN), combining for 37 goals in their career together (

Both Kane and Son have Premier League Golden Boot awards in their own personal trophy cabinet too ( They’re a joy to watch when they’re on top form, and clearly have such a great understanding of each other’s game.

Speaking to the Vibe With Five podcast, Jermaine Jenas pinpointed the one thing Heung-min Son offers to Kane when they play together and why it’s such an effective partnership.

He said: “When you’re talking about Son and Kane. There’s only one thing that Son gives to Kane. He runs forward. Kane drops in and Son runs forward.”

This formula doesn’t quite work as well for the national team though, as Jenas explains what is preventing Kane and Sterling from being as dangerous.

“Raheem Sterling runs forward more than any player that [England] have, Southgate is a glass half-empty guy, so he’s going to hold back instead of let go with this group of players.”

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The most impressive aspect of the Harry Kane and Heung-min Son partnership is without a doubt their almost telepathic understanding and awareness of one another.

So many times you see Harry Kane play a first-time ball, sometimes without even looking, and he finds Son. That’s purely and simply because Son will gamble on Kane finding him, and Kane will gamble on Son being there to receive.

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