‘Superb’ and ‘phenomenal’ is ‘not enough’ to describe Spurs star – Son

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Spurs duo Son Heung-min and Harry Kane celebrate

Son Heung-min has run out of superlatives for his partner in crime Harry Kane after the Spurs pair became Premier League record breakers.

Son and Kane went into the history books after combining for a 37th goal in the 4-0 victory over Leeds, moving past Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.

The pair have been the leading light for Spurs for the last few years, with Kane particularly excelling.

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His assist for Son at Elland Road was a sublime ball over the top and the South Korea international is lost for words at how good the England captain is.

“What can I say more about Harry? I think any compliment, I’m gone,” he said. “I can’t say any more words about him. You can say ‘superb’. You can say ‘phenomenal’. It’s not enough for me.

“I’ve played together with him for a long time and I’m still looking at him and thinking, ‘Wow, this is unbelievable’, you know?

“So I think the words are not enough for me. He’s just an unreal player. I’m really happy to work with him every day and playing together is a big honour.”

Their partnership has evolved over the last 18 months as Kane has began to take deeper positions, often being the creator and finding Son with a fine passing range.

But Kane’s prowess in front of goal has remained, making him the best number nine and number 10 in the Premier League.

“When you think a striker is always scoring goals and a number 10 is also making assists, he can do both for two or three seasons,” Son said.

“He wants to improve for himself. This is his ability, he’s so good to watch. He can play number 10, number nine. Whatever we need.

“To have a striker like this is massive. What can I say? What can I say about Harry? He’s doing so well, we’re glad to have him and we can still help him as well to get many goals.

“He’s a striker and he’s still hungry for goals and big things as a team. We need to help him as well, work for him, create chances for him. This is a team thing.”

Kane would give up all of the personal accolades for winning a trophy with Spurs and the FA Cup is their last chance this season.

They head to Middlesbrough in the fifth round on Tuesday and Son knows his side will need to work hard.

“It’s not just Harry, everyone wants to win. Everyone does,” Son added. “To win a trophy you need to suffer a lot.

“I play for the win. Obviously I want to enjoy playing football but at the end of the day, there’s a winner and a loser.

“This game is a long way from the FA Cup final but everyone, every team wants to win. But who suffers more I think wins.

“It means a lot for me. I’m going to work hard and play hard for the team, for myself, for the club. I think it means a lot. I can’t say what it means to win a trophy for this club. It’s going to be incredible.

“But we need to suffer a lot.”