Ex-England player claims this Spurs star is becoming club’s most important player

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is undoubtedly one of the very best players in world football right now, and certainly up there with the best centre forwards.

Spurs academy graduate and vice-captain and England skipper, the name Harry Kane certainly carries a lot of weight these days.

Harry has already bagged 167 goals in 257 games for Tottenham, as well as netting 26 times in 41 games for his country (Wikipedia).

However, ex-England player, Micah Richards, has now claimed that Heung Min Son is becoming Tottenham’s most important player, despite Kane still being number one for now.

This comes after the South Korean helped to dismantle Crystal Palace yesterday with two superb goals in the first half.

Son has now scored 69 goals in 191 games for Tottenham. In this last three seasons, he has averaged just below 20 goals per year (Wikipedia).

He was also instrumental in both the Premier League and Champions League when Kane was out injured last season.

Richards said (Final Score – BBC1- 14/09/19 at 5:15 pm): “I think Son is becoming their most important player. When Kane was injured last season, Spurs seemed to play with more of a freedom. Kane is still number one in my eyes. He’s amazing.

“But you know sometimes when Spurs are away from home and it’s a little slow. I would play with an Eriksen, Son, Lucas Moura and Lamela just for some creativity and not looking to hit the main man always.

“Let’s not take anything away from Harry Kane because his goal record is incredible. I just like the way Son moves, Lamela and Lucas Moura. They are not a typical striker who is just waiting in the box to finish. They can take, one, two or three players out of the game.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

What I love about Son and Kane is that they seem to peak and dip at different times, meaning that one or the other is always around to score the goals. Son seems to be learning how to play at a higher and more consistent level with Kane in the team too. In my opinion, the South Korean should be given that Gareth Bale-type free role, with Harry leading the line.

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