English Premiership

Kane relishes Son impact

2015-09-19 09:31
Harry Kane (Supplied)
Harry Kane (Supplied)

London - Tottenham striker Harry Kane expects South Korea star Son Heung-min to make a major impact on the Premier League after his dazzling home debut.

Son took Kane's place in the Tottenham team for Thursday's Europa League clash with Qarabag and struck twice in three minutes to stake his claim for more action when Crystal Palace visit White Hart Lane on Sunday.

The 23-year-old forward, signed from German club Bayer Leverkusen in August, could well have done enough to retain his place, but Kane is also likely to return so Son may shift to one of the wide positions.

Kane came off the bench for a late cameo, having been left out of the starting line-up for the first time in almost seven months, but he showed no signs of frustration at being rested because he hopes Son's predatory performance is a sign he can share the burden of leading Tottenham's attack.

Since he burst onto the scene last season, Kane has provided virtually all of Tottenham's attacking threat, but the pressure of being his club's main man appeared to be taking its toll during a tepid start to the current campaign.

Without a goal in six Tottenham appearances this term, although he has scored twice for England, Kane said: "Sonny did a great job up there and we're delighted for him to get the two goals.

"We've got a great squad, a lot of players in a lot of positions so we've no worries.

"I'm delighted for him - he played very well. He ran in behind, he got two good finishes and he created a lot as well. Hopefully there's more to come.

"I'm not worried about my form. Obviously I came on against Qarabag for 30 minutes. It was a good run-out.

"I've just got to keep doing what I'm doing. I'm playing well so I'll keep getting in the right positions and the chances will come and I'll take them."

Spurs v Crystal Palace kicks off at 14:30 on Sunday.


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