Darren Bent has claimed Tottenham are one-dimensional and “teams will be looking” at ways to stop Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son.
The former Spurs striker made his comments exclusively to Football Insider after Kane scored and Son registered another assist in Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Sheffield United.
Between them, the pair have now netted 29 goals and provided 20 assists for Spurs this season.
Their strikes make up exactly 50% of Jose Mourinho’s side’s goals in 2020-21, which has led commentators to question how they would cope without one or both of them.
Those concerns are shared by Bent, who believes that success of the Kane-Son threat has created a big problem.
Asked whether he thought Spurs were too reliant on the duo, Bent told Football Insider: “It’s not a secret. Son and Kane are outstanding. They’re the only real goal threat that they have.
“I remember the Chelsea game, where they completely nullified Kane and Son and they had nothing more to offer. They’ve brought Bale in and we thought he’d be the answer but it doesn’t look like that’s gonna happen.
“Bergwijn hasn’t scored a goal all season and Lucas Moura doesn’t really get too many opportunities.
“It’s not like they haven’t got really good players, but they don’t have firepower everywhere.
“Other teams will be looking at that and thinking that if they can stop Kane and Son then there’s no reason they can’t get something from the game.
“Someone has got to come up with some kind of goal threat. When you get too reliant on one player or two players, teams will go out of their way to stop them.”
With one more assist, Kane and Son will break the record for assists between two players in a single season.
They would surpass legendary Blackburn Rovers strike partnership Chris Sutton and Alan Shearer, who combined 13 times in the 1994-95 title-winning campaign.