We could solely be in January, however 2021 has already been a 12 months of record-breaking highs for Heung-min Son.
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It was the thirteenth time the Spurs pair had mixed for a purpose this season, equaling the whole achieved by Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton for Blackburn Rovers of their title-winning season of 1994/95.
Of these 13 targets, 9 had been just like the one towards Leeds, scored by Son from Kane assists, with the South Korean offering for his English team-mate 4 instances.
Son’s purpose was additionally made all of the particular for the actual fact it was his one centesimal in all competitions for the membership.
The 28-year-old turned the 18th participant to achieve the century milestone as Tottenham started 2021 with a bang.
His help for Serge Aurier in Tottenham’s 3-1 victory at Bramall Lane throughout matchweek 20 took him to 100 Premier League purpose involvements for the membership, with 65 targets and 35 assists.
“I am very, very happy with this second,” Son informed BT Sport forward of a mouth-watering midweek conflict towards defending champions Liverpool.
“Once I joined Tottenham I could not even take into consideration scoring 100 targets. This can be a massive, massive achievement for me,” he mentioned.
“I am actually grateful for everybody who’s serving to me. My membership, the supporters, the teammates, my household…I’m actually grateful.”
Signed from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015, South Korea’s most well-known export has developed into one of many world’s greatest forwards with a CV to match.
Since arriving in north London, the 28-year-old has lifted the Premier League’s Participant of the Month 3 times and received the Aim of the Month competitors on two events.
The second of these two prize-winning efforts, a shocking solo purpose towards Burnley in 2019, earned ‘Sonny’ the celebrated FIFA Puskas Award and Match of the Day’s Aim of the Season for 2019/20.
Regardless of all the person awards, accolades and data, it is the primary of his 100 Tottenham targets which holds a particular place in Son’s coronary heart.
“I feel it was at White Hart Lane, towards Crystal Palace. We received that recreation,” mentioned Son, recalling the reminiscence.
“I’ll by no means ever neglect that – till I end my profession, till I die. It was so unimaginable.
“As a child I dreamed of enjoying within the Premier League. From watching on TV to then enjoying at Spurs. I nonetheless keep in mind how completely happy that purpose made me and my household. It’s a sense I’ll always remember.”
With a League Cup ultimate and FA Cup quarter-final towards Everton to sit up for, Son is hopeful of making extra recollections this season.
Whereas Spurs have been in stellar type in home cup competitions, Tottenham’s title problem has waned in latest months, with back-to-back defeats to Leicester Metropolis and Liverpool leaving them sixth within the desk and eight factors adrift of leaders Manchester Metropolis.
Having joined Kane in Tottenham’s prestigious 100-goal membership, Son can be hoping the lethal duo can rediscover the shape that fired Spurs to the highest of the desk earlier than Christmas.
Premier League’s all-time deadliest duos
Most purpose combos in Premier League historical past
Drogba & Lampard – 36 for Chelsea
Son & Kane – 33 for Tottenham
Henry & Pires – 29 for Arsenal
Silva & Aguero – 29 for Man Metropolis
Sheringham & Anderton – 27 for Tottenham
Fowler & McManaman – 24 for Liverpool
Henry & Ljunberg – 24 for Arsenal
Solano & Sherer – 22 for Newcastle
Kane & Eriksen – 21 for Tottenham
Giggs & Cantona – 20 for Man Utd
Going into Thursday’s return fixture towards Liverpool, Son and Kane are three shy of the all-time Premier League file for purpose combos (36), set by Frank Lampard and Didier Drobga.
Jose Mourinho labored with Drogba and Lampard throughout his first spell at Stamford Bridge and the Portuguese holds Kane and Son’s partnership in the identical regard.
“You already know they’re world class,” Mourinho mentioned.
“It’s so simple as that, however after we performed towards Manchester Metropolis, after the sport I used to be talking to Ruben Dias and I used to be telling him, ‘You aren’t going to play one single match within the Premier League the place the strikers are usually not good’. That is the Premier League.
“However I’ve to confess that Harry and Sonny are world-class gamers and on the highest of what they have they got an excellent sense of the workforce.
“They’ve an excellent sense of the stability that they want and so they additionally do unimaginable tactical work for the workforce when the workforce doesn’t have the ball. So prime gamers, superb.”
It is that selflessness that has helped make Kane and Son’s partnership so efficient.
“I’m form of the man who makes the possibilities and needs to move,” mentioned Son.
“We’ve got loads of conversations. Harry is aware of what I’m going to do if he drops deep. After which I all the time know.what he’s going to do – I attempt to discover him too as a result of he can create loads of issues for defenders.
“It’s so pleasurable to observe him, even for me after I’m enjoying with him! He’s such a unbelievable participant and such a unbelievable man, so humble and works so onerous. We each wish to work onerous to get higher.”
Thursday sees champions Liverpool go to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and supplies Mourinho and his males with the proper alternative to re-establish themselves within the race to de-throne Klopp’s beleagured Reds.
With many twists and turns to return in what is about to be probably the most unpredictable Premier League seasons in years, might Son and Kane’s blossoming partnership be the important thing to unlocking the title race?