EPL: Postecoglou explains why they did not sign Kane replacement

Tottenham manager, Ange Postecoglou has revealed that Son Heung-min was the reason the club did not sign a replacement for Harry Kane.

Son started down the middle for Spurs’ 5-2 win over Burnley on Saturday, September 2. Despite falling behind to an early Lyle Foster strike, Tottenham dominated and Son spearheaded an impressive performance from Postecoglou’s side, helping himself to a hat-trick.

Postecoglou explains why they did not sign Harry Kane replacement
Son celebrates his goal for Tottenham. Source: Getty

Son equalised with an excellent curling effort, before Cristian Romero completed the turnaround just before half-time. Spurs added three more goals after the break with James Maddison getting in on the act as Son scored two more to complete his hat-trick. Son’s third was a trademark finish after he ran in behind the Burnley back-line before finishing low beyond James Trafford.

Josh Brownhill scored late on for Burnley, but Tottenham continued their unbeaten start to the season with a third win from four Premier League matches.

When asked if Son’s ability to play centrally was the reason they did not sign a Harry Kane replacement, Ange Postecoglou said;

Postecoglou explains why they did not sign Harry Kane replacement
Postecoglou hugs Son after a match. Source: Getty

“It’s not exactly why, but it’s one of the reasons. I’ve got a picture in my head of what I want the team to look like and I keep saying that we’re still at the beginning.

“It’s about putting all the pieces together and, at the same time, not neglecting what’s right in front of you. Sonny, whether he’s playing central or wide, has got all the characteristics. He can play in any system, but the way we play, he’s ideal.

“I thought today was a real testament to Sonny, Madders, and Romero. They all scored, but those three I’ve thrust into leadership positions and the way they’ve embraced that responsibility with not only words but actions, not just on game day but on a daily basis, that’s as encouraging for me as anything. As fantastic players as they are individually, they’ve all really bought into that team ethic.”

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