'I must take them': 'Top class' Tottenham player says he's happy to take penalties if Kane isn't on them

Much has been made of Heung-Min Son beating Harry Kane to the top scorers mantle at Tottenham last season.

The South Korean star eclipsed the England captain thanks to a monumental season, and he did so without being the chief penalty take, with Kane taking that role as per the norm at Spurs. However, some questions came to light at the back end of last season about whether or not Kane would let Son take them if it meant him winning the Golden Boot.

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Of course, ever the pro, Kane remained on penalty duty for Spurs. But Son, speaking to GQ Korea, has insisted that he’s up to the task if needed, admitting he’d be a failure if he didn’t step up.

“I must! If I’m a player, I think I must take them. If I don’t take them just because I didn’t make a few, I become a person who gives up and tries to avoid the situation. I don’t want to become that kind of person,” Son told GQ.

Naturally, Kane will remain on penalty duty for Tottenham this season you feel. The England star never misses really, having only failed from the spot three times in the Premier League.

TBR’s View: Son Will Step Up For Penalties If Kane Is Missing

Last season felt like a real coming of age season for Heung-Min Son. He’s been brilliant for a number of seasons now but he seemed to show last season that he could be the main man for Spurs.

So, with Kane not in the squad or off the field, there is little doubt that the ‘top class‘ Sonny is the man to step up from 12 yards if Tottenham need him. And Spurs fans can be confident in their man too.

Sure, Kane is brilliant from the spot. But Son is more than capable, and will no doubt get this chance at some point.

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