Video: Townsend claims Spurs duo are the ‘most selfish footballers’ he has played with

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Andros Townsend has admitted that Harry Kane and Son Heung-min were two of the most selfish footballers he has ever played with but believes that Tottenham are now benefitting from their selflessness.

Kane and Son are arguably two of the most in-form forwards in European football at the moment.

Not only are they both world-class players on their own right but they also seem to have an almost telepathic understanding with one other.

The pair have already combined for 13 Premier League goals already this campaign, the joint highest along with Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton back in Blackburn Rovers’ title-winning campaign in 1994/95.

However, Townsend admitted that the two players did not always use to be this selfless when they got into attacking areas.

The former Spurs man admitted that Kane’s vision and Son’s ability to make those late runs into the box is proving a deadly combination for Jose Mourinho’s side at the moment.

Here’s what Townsend told talkSPORT about Tottenhamn’s deadly duo:

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All strikers are selfish by nature and it is that hunger to get on the scoresheet that makes them the elite goalscorers they are. While Kane has always been a brilliant passer of the ball, one could make the case that he, like most good goalscorers, was selfish in the past. However, this season, it is clear that the 27-year-old is getting as much joy from setting up goals as he is scoring them.

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  1. Utter joker! Every time he got the ball he tried a pot shot from 30 yards and hit row z! Not surprised they wouldn’t have wanted to give him the ball!


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