By Russell Edge
Former Tottenham star Sebastian Bassong has said that the defenders at Spurs are as important to the side as superstar striker Harry Kane is.
The England forward has been in imperious form since establishing himself in the first team at the north London side, having netted over 20 league goals in each of the last three seasons.
He has picked up two consecutive top flight golden boot awards and has carried his impressive goal scoring talent into the current campaign, with 13 goals in 14 appearances across all competitions for the club, including eight in the league to leave him as joint top scorer with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.
However, former Newcastle United and Norwich City centre back Bassong, who made 71 appearances during his time at Spurs, says that just because the striker is getting all of the plaudits does not mean he is any more important than anyone else, and certainly does not make Tottenham a one-man team.
He told Sky Sports’ Premier League Daily show (13/11, 10:00): “The offensive player is going to help you win the game because they are the one scoring goals.
“Tottenham without Harry Kane is not the same team, it doesn’t mean they’re a one-man team, but he’s playing a big part in the game.
“The defenders have a job that is just as important, you’re just not under the light as much.”
Following the current international break, Tottenham will return to league action with a north London derby against rivals Arsenal on Saturday, with Kane having netted six goals in Spurs’ last five matches against the Gunners.
Their last meeting at the Emirates Stadium ended in a 1-1 in November 2016, the 24-year-old scoring an equaliser after Kevin Wimmer’s own goal, while he also scored a penalty in the 2-0 win when Arsenal visited White Hart Lane back in April.
In other Tottenham news, the club have confirmed that they have agreed terms over a deal for a hot prospect.