Jose Mourinho sang the praises of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son as the pair combined for another Premier League goal – and thanked Mauricio Pochettino for creating their brilliant partnership.
Son started from Kane’s kickoff to give Tottenham a 1-0 victory over Burnley on Monday night.
It was the 29th time they had combined for a Premier League goal, the second joint goal in history.
The duo continue the record held by Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard, who also played under Mourinho and created 36 top-level goals between them.
Mourinho was quick to highlight his star’s contribution to forwards after the game, while praising his predecessor Pochettino on his role in creating the deadly attack duo.
He said, “They’ve been playing together for quite a long time. They were in the team which is different from this team but they played together for a long time and it immediately gives a good understanding between the players.
The most prolific combinations in Premier League history
- Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard (Chelsea) – 36
- Harry Kane and Heung-min Son (Tottenham) – 29
- David Silva and Sergio Aguero (Man City) – 29
- Robert Pires and Thierry Henry (Arsenal) – 29
- Darren Anderton and Teddy Sheringham (Tottenham) – 27
“The way we try to play is in line with their qualities. They like it, they’re great friends, which is important when you have the best players on the team.
“It is important that personal relationships are very, very good because in the end there is no ego. What matters is the team.
“It’s amazing that 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 enjoy together.
He added: “It’s an understanding that comes from Mauricio [Pochettino’s] time. I don’t want all the credit myself; let’s share with Mauricio.
Kane also spoke about his understanding with Son that has seen them both be prolific.
“It’s awesome,” he says. “Me and Sonny have had a nice little partnership recently and I hope this continues.
“I think I have more understanding when I abandon myself deeply so that he runs behind [is the difference]. It is also about trust.
“Even today it wasn’t an assist, but it turned out well for Sonny.