Garth Crooks believes that Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son “looked lost” recently without teammate Harry Kane in the side.
Spurs recorded a 2-0 home win over West Brom on Sunday in the Premier League, which was much needed after losing back-to-back games.
The North London club were without their main striker Kane for fixtures against Chelsea and Brighton, which both finished in 1-0 scorelines to the opponents.
Kane scored on his return to the weekend against West Brom, plus there was a goal from Son.
But BBC pundit Crooks has explained that Son looked a shadow of himself in defeats to Chelsea and Brighton, citing the absence of Kane as a big reason why.
There is certainly a special telepathy on the pitch between striker Kane and left-winger Son, as the duo so often combine for goals.
“When Kane is in the side, Tottenham look a different proposition. His team-mates know it, the opposition know it and the manager knows it. Son is a top-class player but even he has looked lost without his co-striker,” Crooks told BBC Sport.
Fortunately, Kane was back in the XI against Spurs and that resulted in three league points against West Brom.
It’s true that Son doesn’t quite look the same player without his partner in crime, but he showed in the past under Mauricio Pochettino that he can step up and he just needed some better service in the recent defeats.
If Spurs are to win silverware this season, it would help massively if the Kane-Son partnership is available to them.