Mourinho has managed to get ‘the best of both worlds’ with tactical tweak suggests pundit

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Former West Ham and Celtic striker Frank McAvennie believes that the decision to play Harry Kane in a slightly deeper role and allow Son Heung-min the freedom to run in behind the opposition back line has got the best out of both players.

While Kane has always possessed a fantastic passing range and tremendous vision, the fact that he is picking up the ball in deeper roles more often this season, with players running beyond him, as enabled the striker to showcase his attributes to the full.

The England captain currently sits top of the Premier League’s assist charts, while Son is just one goal shy of Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the race for the top flight golden boot.

A recent article by The Athletic delved into the numbers behind the South Korean’s transformation and explained how he is spending a lot less time out-wide and getting into goalscoring positions more often.

McAvennie believes that the 28-year-old is now playing his best football under Jose Mourinho.

When asked about reports that Son is close to signing a new contract at Tottenham, the pundit told Football Insider: “It is massively important that they get him tied down.

“Son and Kane have a great understanding at the moment. Who would have thought that Harry Kane would be coming this deep?

“Jose Mourinho has taken so much pressure off him. He is loving it and he is no longer making these lung-busting sprints in behind, Son is doing that for him. They have the best of both worlds.

“They are doing so well. You have got Gareth Bale to come into that as well. What a wonderful front three that is.”

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