Mourinho: Son and Kane doing 'special things'

By Nicholas McGee 2 January 2021 22
Mourinho: Son and Kane doing 'special things'

Son Heung-min and Harry Kane are doing "special things" for Tottenham this season, Jose Mourinho said after they inspired Spurs to a 3-0 Premier League win over Leeds United.

Tottenham ended a run of four games without a win in the Premier League in comfortable fashion on Saturday, Son reaching a landmark in the process.

After Kane's penalty put Spurs ahead, Son doubled their advantage with his 100th goal for the club, the England international unsurprisingly the provider.

It marked the 13th time the pair have combined for a goal in the Premier League inΒ 2020-21, tying a record in a single season.

Toby Alderweireld converted Son's corner to make it 3-0 early in the second half as Spurs moved within four points of Liverpool and Manchester United at the top.

Speaking to BT Sport, Mourinho said: "Of course, the understanding is good and against Leeds it was important to have that ability in attack.

"They stay man-to-man so if you stay static you give them an easy job. That movement of Harry Kane and Sonny in the finishing positions fit well.

"I think in the Premier League there are many good players everywhere even in clubs where you don't believe they can have great players.

"But I have to say that Sonny and Harry are doing special things this season."

Between them, Son and Kane have scored 22 of Tottenham's 29 goals in the Premier League this campaign.

Asked if he wants other players to contribute more and take some of the burden off the pair, Mourinho replied: "I want goals coming from other players, I want players to feel they can express themselves in finishing areas.

"We had other players in positions to score, we had players from other positions in finishing points."

Son said of his landmark: "I'm very happy and grateful for my team-mates. I am not doing it alone – I need a lot of help for this big achievement.

"To score 100 goals with one team is a big thing. I'm very proud. Good way to start the new year."

Of his partnership with Kane, he added: "We're working hard and working on it for a long time.

"I am a bit sad I couldn't give an assist to 'H'. He knew I was there. Sometimes it is telepathic, sometimes we talk about it."

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