Jose Mourinho praised Hung-Min Son and Harry Kane for doing “special things”.
In the Premier League season 13 Kane and Sun have not scored more goals for each other than they have created and scored this season – Kane gave his son a breakthrough in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Leeds at lunch on Saturday.
Kane, a two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner, tops the division’s assist list this season, scoring only one goal for his teammates throughout 2019/20.
Asked if the pair were the best attacking doubles in the Premier League, Mourinho said PD game: “Understanding [between Kane and Son] Good. It is important to have movement in attack against Leeds because they represent man to man, and if you are in stable positions they will get an easy job for them. When you have movement it is very difficult for them.
“Kane’s movement is on the right and Sony will be in a final position, which fits in well with our game plan. They are doing special things this season.”
Speaking at his post-match press conference, he added: “They are the best players you have seen in years. They have played together for many years and the way we want them to communicate gives us goals.
“I like more goals, especially goals from other players, but the second goal today was great because it’s something we talked about against a team that defends the way Leeds do. It’s very important from a strategic point of view. “
His son Kane has also scored a quarter of Tottenham’s goal this season, but has enjoyed a rare Toby Alderwild strike for Spurs’ third net against Mourinho Leeds, and one of his teammates, winger Steven Bergwiz – has the potential to make a comeback.
“We need him to score. We know he has the ability. If you go back to the first game in a year, he’s scored an amazing goal. We know he has the ability to do that,” he said.
“He’s accumulating physical problems, I do not know if you can understand, but even in the last 10 minutes he has grabbed his hips. I hope the goals will come if improved.
Pizza: We had moments
Marcelo Pilsa followed suit in praising Kane and his son’s performance, but said his side had made “unforced errors” in allowing Tottenham to score three goals without a response.
He said: “We had moments, usually the first half was good. It was better in the first 30 minutes, even in the final 15 minutes of the first half.
“The start of the second half was our worst moment in the game. In the end, it was positive again.
“There are two aspects of the game that are unbalanced. The opponents’ perspectives are very vulnerable and difficult to control. We made some unreinforced errors that made their attack easier, but we had good attack production. All we had to do was not lose the ball to the own half.
“There was a lot of risk in the second balls and set pieces. We could have wanted a closer game.
“We ‘ve already gone through moments like this, of course improvements are needed. Against Chelsea and Manchester United, this game was clearly better. But we need to do the steps we have not yet done.”