Opinion: Why Son and Kane are now the most prolific duo in European football

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Heung-min Son and Harry Kane are the leading enforcements in Tottenham Hotspur’s attacking success this season.

The duo have contributed to a total of 24 goals (Transfermarkt), which is a phenomenal tally considering Spurs have only scored 33 goals in total.

Perhaps the catalyst behind their astonishing performances is a direct result of Jose Mourinho’s counter-attacking football. Son distinctly fits into Mourinho’s style of play with his exceptional speed, agility and finishing.

The Korean international stands at 0.63 goals per match and his superiority of using both-feet allows him to easily create a wide variety of chances. The 28-year old has six assists to his name and has created seven big chances for his team (Premier League).

Matching his partner in crime, Kane also records to 0.63 goals per match. The English striker has shown flawless movement, hold-up play and passing this season; assisting a whopping 11 times and creating 12 big chances (Premier League) for his team-mates.

The chemistry between the two is sensational, which is displayed both on and off the pitch.  Mourinho believes their ‘friendship’ is exceptional and carries major ‘importance’ for their prosperity on the field.

Record Breakers

The pair have already equalled Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton’s record of combining for 13 Premier League goals (Premier League).

If Kane manages to assist Son once more, the record for one player assisting another will be surpassed as Harry has set up the winger nine times this season already (Football Critic).

The dynamic duo are also extremely close to exceeding Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard’s goal combination record (36) between two players in a season (Premier League)

With a joint goal participation of 41 this season (Transfermarkt), Son and Kane have outperformed some of the greatest attacking partnerships in Europe.

There is no doubt they will continue to break records and guide Spurs to a breath-taking trophy hunt.

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