Son Heung-min admitted after Tottenham’s 2-0 win over West Brom that the team missed Harry Kane even though the striker was only out of action for two games.
Tottenham struggled to create chances in Kane’s absence in the second half against Liverpool as well as in the subsequent defeats to Brighton and Chelsea in which they failed to find the back of the net.
Thankfully for the North Londoners, the striker made a swift return to action and he was back in the starting line up for the clash against the Baggies on Sunday.
The England captain’s influence was immediately apparent as Jose Mourinho’s side looked a lot more purposefully and incisive in attack.
Kane looked a little rusty in front of goal in the first half as failed to score with three decent chances but the striker showed his quality at the start of the second half when he produced a pinpoint finish into the bottom corner to put the home side ahead.
The 27-year-old helped turn creator when started off the move for Tottenham’s second which was scored by Son when the striker’s clever flick with his chest sent Lucas Moura away, with the Brazilian eventually laying it on for the South Korean to smash home after running nearly the length of the pitch.
“It was only a couple of games but we missed him a lot.
“Him coming back and scoring straight away, it’s what we needed. I missed him.”
Son also admitted that the players are keen to build on their impressive performance on Sunday.
He added: “The team put a lot of effort in for me and for other players. It’s important we show that we can score some goals.
“I think it’s very important that we believe that we can do better things than even today. Obviously we got the result today but we can do better. I trust my team.”
Spurs Web Opinion
It is not only Kane’s quality on the ball and his goal-scoring ability that makes him such an important player for us but also his influence on the opposition defenders. Given the quality he possesses, the striker attracts a lot of attention from the opposition when he drops deep which is what frees up our other forwards to run behind him.
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