Tottenham Hotspur hero Son Heung-min details relationship with Harry Kane after Eintracht Frankfurt win
Son Heung-min and Harry Kane combined for Tottenham Hotspur at a time when they looked like they were cornered by a pumped-up Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Germans took the lead in the UEFA Champions League group stage encounter at N17 via a Daichi Kamada goal in the 14th minute. The goal was entirely our own doing with some shambolic defending at the back.
However, six minutes later, Kane found Son in acres of space with a left-footed pass. The weight on the ball from the England international was perfect, as it pierced Die Adler‘s defence for Son to coolly finish past goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.
The two are notorious for their combination play and goal-scoring exploits up front for Spurs, especially domestically. The two hold the all-time record for goal combinations in the Premier League, and that number will only increase with time.
Speaking on BT Sport after the game, the 30-year-old South Korea international said of his relationship with the England captain (h/t BBC):
“We just understand each other really well. I know what he likes to do and he’s the same. The relationship, it’s always hard work and good effort. It’s always been a pay-off for hard work. Many more to come I hope.”
Harry Kane scored a penalty in the first half to put us 2-1 up before Son doubled our lead with a beautiful volley via a Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg assist. Frankfurt went down to 10 men before the half-hour mark but made things nervy for us in the end with a goal in the 87th minute.
We held on well to get all three points and now sit on top of our group with two matchdays to go. Son and Kane will be needed at their best once again as we prepare to face Everton and Manchester United in the Premier League within a week’s time.
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It will also be important to manage their playing time. Each game seems important and the decision to drop them to the bench seems unthinkable. Manager Antonio Conte has a tough task on his hand in that regard.