McAvennie Exclusive: Spurs have three 'Brilliant' players who can rocket them to title
Franck McAvennie has suggested that Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane could have a similar effect that Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez had for Leicester City in the 2015/16 and fire Tottenham to the title.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Celtic and West Ham striker delivered his verdict after the pair played a vital role in Spurs’ win over Burnley on Monday night.
Kane provided an assist for Son as he netted the only goal of the game as the Lilywhites climbed up to fifth in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Everton.
The pair already have 13 goals and 10 assists between them in the Premier League this campaign.
Mahrez and Vardy contributed 41 goals and 18 assists in the 2015/16 campaign as the Foxes beat odds of 5,000-1 to win the Premier League.
And McAvennie believes the two partnerships share similar playing styles.
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He told Football Insider: “Last year it was the front three of Liverpool and with Bale coming back it might now be the front three of Tottenham.
“The two of them (Son and Kane) work well together. He’s an intelligent player, Kane, he’s coming deep and Son is running by him so it’s working well.
“Leicester won the league with Vardy doing that and Mahrez coming short and it worked brilliantly.
“Defenders don’t like running over the top, doesn’t matter about their pace. I don’t understand why people don’t do that more.”
Kane’s total of eight Premier League assists is his highest ever in a Premier League season and he still has 32 top-flight games to go.
Son has been on the receiving end of seven of those including four times in one game against Southampton last month.