By Kevin Campbell

16th Sep, 2021 | 9:30am

Kane 'suffering' at Tottenham after 'big' injury development - Campbell

Harry Kane “suffers” for Tottenham when Son Heung-min is not in the side, according to Kevin Campbell.

The former Arsenal and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed Son’s runs in behind defences create space for Kane, 28, to thrive.

Kane struggled on Saturday as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were beaten 3-0 at Crystal Palace to lose their 100 per cent record in the league this season.

It is perhaps no coincidence that Son was absent for the loss.

The Korean winger is currently sidelined with a calf injury he picked up on international duty.

However, Kane’s stats on the whole this season have been disappointing, even when he has played with Son.

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The England captain is yet to score in his three appearances and has an xG of just 0.4 from those games. (fbref)

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if Kane’s form is a worry, Campbell said: “Kane is in the positions but he is not getting the service.

“When you have a striker as good as Harry Kane up top you have to create.

“Son is a key part of what Harry Kane does because the defence has two things to think about. But when Son is not there the whole defence concentrates on Kane so it makes it harder for him.

“When Son is there the defence is more stretched because he is the runner. It gives Kane more space and time.

“Who is the real threat in behind when Son is not there? There isn’t one. Kane suffers when Son is not there. He is a big absence.”

In other news, Hutton swipes at new Tottenham signing who couldn’t cope with Crystal Palace.