Jose Mourinho heaped praise on Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane for doing “special things” as the duo continued their record-breaking partnership.
No combination has made as many goals for one another in a Premier League season than the 13 Kane and Son have created and scored this season – with Kane turning provider for Son to net Tottenham’s second in a 3-0 win over Leeds on Saturday lunchtime.
Kane, a two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner, instead tops the division’s assist charts this season, having created only one goal for his team-mates in the entirety of 2019/20.
Asked whether the pair were the best attacking duo in the Premier League, Mourinho told BT Sport:
“The understanding [between Kane and Son] is good. Against Leeds it was important to have mobility in attack because they mark man to man and if you stay in static positions you give them an easy job. When you have mobility it is more difficult for them.
“That movement of Kane appearing on the right side and Sonny in a finishing position, it fit well with our game plan. They are doing special things this season.”
When speaking in his post-match press conference he added:
“They are very good players, as you’ve seen for many years. They’ve played together for many years, too, that plus the way we want them to interact brings goals.
“I want more goals, especially more goals from other players, but today the second goal is great. It’s great because it was something we spoke about against a team that defends the way Leeds does, it’s very important to have mobility, so to have a striker on the right wing and a winger scoring on the front post is very important from a strategic point of view.”