English Premiership

Mourinho hails 'fantastic' Son and Kane after Burnley win

Son Heung-min
Son Heung-min

Jose Mourinho hailed the understanding between Harry Kane and Son Heung-min after the pair helped Tottenham return to winning ways in the Premier League with a hard-fought battle at Burnley.

Minutes after Kane cleared off the line to keep the score goalless, the England captain flicked on Erik Lamela’s corner towards the back post, where Son reacted quickest to direct his header into the top corner.

It was the 29th time the South Korea forward and Kane have combined for a goal in the top-flight and it proved the difference as Spurs comfortably held on to claim a 1-0 win to draw a line under the fiasco against West Ham.

Tottenham conceded three times in the final 10 minutes to draw 3-3 last weekend but, while they were far from their best at Turf Moor, they did enough to claim the three points and their first clean sheet in the league this season.

Mourinho was quick to highlight the contribution of his star forwards, as the Tottenham head coach said: “They play together for quite a long time.

“They were in the team that is different from this team, but they played together for a long time and that immediately gives a good understanding between the players.

“The way we are trying to play goes in the direction of their qualities. They are enjoying, they are very good friends which is important when you have top players in the team.

“It’s important that the personal relations is very, very good because in the end there is no egos. What matters is the team.

“It is amazing they are two fantastic players but here we were a team and we were a team suffering together after West Ham. We felt the pain together and here we are enjoying together.”

- TEAMtalk media

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