Garth Crooks names two Spurs stars in his team of the week

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur put on a superb display in front of their home fans at the new stadium this weekend, destroying Burnley by five goals to nil on Saturday.

This was not only Tottenham’s biggest win under their new manager, Jose Mourinho, but it was also their first clean sheet.

Before the Burnley win, Spurs had conceded two goals per game under the Special One, and hadn’t recorded a Premier League clean sheet since September.

There are no prizes for guessing the two Spurs stars who made Garth Crooks’ team of the week this time around, with two standout players in front of goal.

Harry Kane netted a superb brace, including one screamer from around 25 yards out, before he was outdone by teammate Heung Min Son with his goal of the season contender in the form of a mesmerising solo run.

Crooks had plenty of nice words to say about both as he reflected on the weekend.

On Son, he said: ‘The last time I saw a goal scored of this quality it was by His Excellency the President of Liberia. He was then of course just George Weah playing for AC Milan.

‘To run practically the entire length of the pitch, outrun a posse of defenders prior to putting the ball in the back of the net is quite extraordinary but that is what Son Heung-min did.

‘The South Korea international left a group of Burnley players in his wake and scored what must be an early candidate for goal of the season. Quite an achievement to have something in common with the President of Liberia.’

On Kane, he said: ‘Two superbly taken goals scored by Harry Kane looks like business as usual. The difference being that Spurs scored five goals and conceded none.

‘Admittedly Burnley were poor and can’t win a game home or away to save their lives. Jose Mourinho has certainly stopped Spurs from sliding into the abyss but how long is he going to keep up with this utterly facile charm offensive and start turning this Tottenham team into a side that can win the big games away from home?

‘Hearing Roy Keane even suggest that Spurs lack the ‘mentality’ to win those games is enough to make a Tottenham fan want to lie down with a cold compress on the forehead in a darkened room.’

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