Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has picked out Harry Kane and Heung-min Son as the club’s game changers in their comprehensive 5-1 win over Stoke City on Saturday.
Spurs ended up blowing the Potters away thanks to a double from the England striker, with Son, Christian Eriksen and an own goal from Ryan Shawcross ensuring that the three points were easily secured.
However it was a slow start from Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who went into the half time break just 1-0 up through the own goal.
The second half saw Spurs go through the gears, with Kane firing in his 49th and 50th goals of 2017 across all competitions for club and country, taking his total tally for the current Premier League campaign to 12.
Jenas says that both the striker and South Korean attacker Son were at the heart of changing the side’s dynamic and that they instilled the confidence for their team mates to shine.
He told BBC’s Match of the Day (09/12, 22:30): “In the first half it took Spurs a while to get going but it was Kane and Son at the forefront at that.
“Son down the left-hand side constantly wanted the ball, drove at his defenders and made things happen. Harry Kane was more energetic and mobile since his injury that I’d seen for a while.
“The confidence was oozing through the team in the second half and it was Son and Kane at the forefront of that. Between the both of them I thought they were sensational.”
It was Son’s cross which forced Shawcross to turn the ball into his own net, while he also converted himself at the end of a blistering counter attack from Spurs, who could have had more had it not been for Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.
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