Spurs duo named in The Guardian’s 2021 latest list of 100 best footballers in the world

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Tottenham Hotspur forwards Harry Kane and Heung-min Son have been named in the final reveal The Guardian’s list of the 100 best male footballers of 2021. 

The news outlet conducted votes through a judging panel consisting of former professionals, managers and sports correspondents to determine which players were the best throughout the year. 

The full list was completed yesterday, with Tottenham pair Kane and Son finding out their final positions – joining teammate Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg who came in at 100th-place.

Spurs talisman Kane managed to claim a respectable 15th position – an increase of five places compared to the prior year. 

The 28-year-old enjoyed yet another stellar year for the N17 outfit, though has failed to hit much form for the club this term. He also scored four goals for England while captaining the side all the way to the final of Euro 2020. 

Meanwhile, his attacking partner Son dropped 17 places down to 39th on this year’s list after notching just 12 goals this calendar year. 

The South Korea international was one of a number of players, including Kane, to endure a hit to their form following periods of uncertainty between the sacking of Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo. 

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Although their positions on the list are pretty good and Spurs should be fortunate to have both of Kane and Son, the months of uncertainty this season may have held them back compared to where they really could have been. With Antonio Conte here, hopefully, he can elevate their games again to push the side towards silverware. 

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