Tony Cascarino believes that Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son need the freedom on the pitch to play close together.
Spurs recorded an emphatic 4-0 away win against Red Star Belgrade in midweek during the Champions League group stages, with their senior attacking pair both impressing.
Kane linked up play extremely well without getting on the scoresheet, while teammate Son netted a brace to continue his decent form.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are lucky to have real firepower in attack and they will need that to try break down a stubborn Sheffield United defence in the league this weekend.
Both attackers have played in 14 games across all competitions this season, with centre-forward Kane scoring in 10 and left-winger Son netting in seven.
Pundit Cascarino has assessed the importance of the two forwards and feels Pochettino has to always play them.
“I enjoyed watching Son Heung-min and Harry Kane combine up front for Tottenham [against Red Star],” Cascarino wrote in the Times.
“They are both good at dropping deep to collect the ball but they are also capable of sprinting beyond the back line effectively, so they can interchange in these roles, which causes confusion among opposing defences.
“Maurcio Pochettino is unlikely to play them as an orthodox front pairing but he needs to find a way of ensuring that they operate close together to capitalise on their fine understanding.
Kane and Son are usually two of the first names on the team sheet, but it does get confusing at times when the likes of Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela are thrown into the equation.
Spurs haven’t been at their fluent best this campaign by a long stretch, but in the past they have carved through opponents with their slick attacking and that should soon return.
Kane is the central figure that spearheads the attack and is a goal machine, but his link up play is very much underrated.
Meanwhile, Son should always occupy from the left flank and allow the freedom to cut inside regularly to get involved in the build up.