Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has spoken about his ‘special’ relationship with teammate Harry Kane and his desire to continue their impressive scoring record together.
Son and Kane have directly combined – assisting each other’s goal – to score 41 times in the Premier League, a competition record they initially broke in February with number 37.
Together, they are set to lead the line again as Spurs return to the Champions League next season after surging into fourth place in the final Premier League table in May.
Son has hinted that the secret to their on-field success is a close friendship off it.
“We are really close. We understand each other really well, and we also know how the other is off the pitch. Kane and I both know what the other likes. It's really special,” he told GQ Korea.
“We have already made 41 goals together. What Kane and I really have in common is that we both have a lot of greed and have the strong will to always improve. Even beyond football skills, our mindsets are similar.”
Kane has been increasingly linked with Bayern Munich in recent days following the departure of Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona. Chief executive Oliver Kahn described the England captain as a ‘dream of the future’, while head coach Julian Nagelsmann also commented but admitted the finances involved might make it difficult for Bayern to afford him.
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But Son is keen for Kane to remain at Spurs so they can keep scoring together.
"I want to continue the record that I have set with a team-mate like this, although our record will be broken one day,” he said. “Even when we're training, if one of us makes an assist for the other's goal, we joke around saying, 'Hey, it's our 42nd goal now?'"