Tottenham: 'Nonsense' claim emerges involving Son and Kane at Hotspur Way

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte in the Premier League against Burnley

Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge believes it’s “nonsense” that some Tottenham supporters would have Heung Min Son over Harry Kane.

The duo have both played a key part in Spurs’ success in recent years, but Bridge reckons that Kane remains top dog.

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Whatever you’re opinion on the pair, it’s safe to say that Son and Kane remain two of the top attacking players in European football.

While they haven’t been able to win trophies during their seven seasons together in north London, their goals have continuously kept Tottenham challenging for Champions League football.

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This season alone, 58 per cent of Spurs’ Premier League goals have been scored by either Son or Kane, including 11 of their last 12, which have helped Antonio Conte’s side stay in touch with Arsenal in the race for fourth.

Son is on course to outscore Kane for the first time in his career after hitting 20 top-flight goals when opening the scoring at Anfield and could even win the Golden Boot heading into the final game of the season.

But Bridge doesn’t think the South Korea international has overtaken Kane in terms of importance.

What did Bridge say about Son and Kane?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “There’s one thing people say about Son, and I can’t go along with it, and someone even said it to me the other week, ‘I would have Son over Kane‘.

“And I just shake my head and say ‘you wouldn’t, I’m sorry, that’s just nonsense’. There’s patches where you don’t see Son for a month.”

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With 305 goals and assists in 385 games for Tottenham, Kane has been an outstanding servant for his boyhood club.

However, in 2021-2022, Son has outshone his goalscoring partner. In all competitions, Kane has scored 26 goals, but the Korean is five ahead in terms of league strikes, and he’s achieved that feat in 200 minutes fewer.

WhoScored would agree with that claim, too, with Son’s 7.48 rating higher better than Kane’s 7.40.

As a result, Son ensured a clean sweep in the club’s end of season awards, which were announced after the 1-0 victory over Burnley on Sunday, taking home the One Hotspur Player of the Year Junior, One Hotspur Player of the Year and Official Supporters’ Clubs Player of the Year.

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