By Will Butcher
Heung-Min Son believes Tottenham teammate Harry Kane is the Premier League’s best penalty taker.
Kane, 23, scored his fourth penalty of the season on Saturday during Spurs’ 5-0 demolition of relegation threatened Swansea, after breaking the deadlock in the first half.
Speaking to Tottenham’s official website, Son also revealed his delight at seeing Spurs’ attacking talisman make a goalscoring return from injury.
“I think that he’s the safest Premier League player to take a penalty,” Son said. “I didn’t see him missing and I’m very comfortable whenever I watch him shoot like that.
“I’m very happy for him as well because he had a long time out injured, he’s come back, everyone has helped him and he’s scoring a lot for the team so I’m really happy about that.”
Along with Kane, South Korea international Son added his sixth goal of the season with a superb half volley against Bob Bradley’s side, before Christian Eriksen scored a late brace.
Spurs’ number 10 has scored six goals in five games since his return from an ankle injury, which he picked up against Sunderland back in September.
With Tottenham’s title challenge fading into the dark, Kane’s return has coincided with a mini revival in the Premier League.
Two wins, an away draw to Arsenal and a narrow loss to Chelsea has seen Spurs begin to regain the kind of form that went missing when Kane was sidelined.
Both Son and Kane are expected to feature on Wednesday night, as Spurs host Russian outfit CSKA Moscow at Wembley in a bid to gain Europa League football after Christmas.