Crystal Palace man Andros Townsend has claimed that Tottenham’s attacking duo Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son used to be extremely selfish, but feels they are complimenting perfectly now.
Townsend, 29, is a Palace winger that previously came through the academy at Spurs, plus he played alongside Kane and Son in the first team for a brief amount of time.
He’s suggested that the duo were both single-minded around the penalty box and selfish when it came to attacking play. But the pair are combining to great effect this season.
England captain Kane has 17 goals and 14 assists in 24 games across all competitions this season, while teammate Son has 15 goals and eight appearances in 24 matches across all competitions.
“They both used to be so selfish, probably two of the most selfish footballers I’ve ever played with,” Townsend told talkSPORT.
“But this season, with Harry Kane, I know he’s got one eye on the golden boot and top assister as well. It’s worked perfectly because Son always makes unselfish runs in behind.
“Now you’ve got Harry, who’s not being selfish, who’s dropping deep, getting the ball and wanting to feed the ball in behind for Son. At the moment they are complimenting each other perfectly.”
The Kane-Son partnership is running riot across the entire Premier League right now and it’s almost impossible for defences to stop them when they are on top of their game.
Despite adding more creativity to his game, 27-year-old Kane is continuing to post a brilliant goal tally and he’s turned into the all-round attacker that has arguably been the most impressive player in the division so far this season.
28-year-old Son has been the main beneficiary of the Kane creativity this campaign and is someone people are now rightfully discussing in the world-class bracket.