Michael Owen explains why Harry Kane’s assist to Son was ‘an easy pass for him’

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Former Real Madrid and Liverpool forward Michael Owen has praised Harry Kane, claiming that the Tottenham Hotspur man can do ‘pretty much everything’ when he steps onto the field of play.

Kane received rave reviews for his performance against Manchester City earlier this month when he put in a man of the match display at the Etihad to help his side to a remarkable 3-2 win (Sky Sports).

While the forward was unable to influence Wednesday night’s defeat at Burnley, he returned to his best at Leeds United on Saturday lunchtime with his impressive range of passing and also reminded everyone of his clinical finishing, having volleyed home Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s lobbed pass from a tight angle.

Owen claimed that Kane’s assist for Tottenham’s fourth goal when he played a weighted pass over the Leeds defence for Heung-min Son to latch onto and dispatch beyond Illan Meslier was a relatively easy pass for a player of his quality.

Owen told Premier League Productions (26/02/22 at 2:35 pm): “He is just a great player, great players can do pretty much everything.

“He’s a great finisher, movement, vision and you can see him scanning the pitch.

“Believe it or not, it’s quite an easy pass for him (for Son’s goal). The weight of it all, direction and pinging it with no pressure. He can do that with his eyes closed.”

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Kane’s ability to drop deep and interlink the play came to the forefront under Jose Mourinho, but he appears to have taken his all-round game to another level since Antonio Conte arrived at the club in November.

Providing the likes of Son and Kulusevski continue to make forward runs beyond defenders, Kane will certainly have no issue with his laser-like range of passing to create opportunities for his team-mates.

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