Son Heung-min was in an interview after making Premier League poker, when suddenly coach Jose Mourinho stepped in and said Harry Kane was the best player.
Son was interviewed by the BBC after a 5-2 win in the second round of the Premier League at Southampton’s field. This match, the Korean striker scored four goals and was voted “Best Player”. All of those goals were created by Harry Kane. He is also the remaining author of Tottenham’s desk.
While Son was listening to the question, Jose Mourinho suddenly dropped his head and said “Best player of the match, Harry Kane”.
“I would say Harry is the best player in the match, because he scored one goal and four assists,” replied the 1992-born striker. “We have been playing together for a long time. This is the sixth season. We understand each other, want to maintain a good relationship both on and off the pitch. I think we are always working to improve our relationship. We may not be the perfect striker, even to make it better now, but both he and I are aiming for a perfect relationship.
According to Opta statistics, this is the first time in the history of the Premier League, a player to assist a teammate to score four goals in a match.
Kane is the first English player to create four goals in a single game, and is the sixth to do so in the Premier League. He was also the first player to imprint on five goals in a single game since Mohamed Salah, who scored four and assisted one in Liverpool’s 5-0 defeat of Watford in the Premier League in March 2018.
Meanwhile, Son’s first three goals make him the fourth player in Premier League hat-trick history with just one assistant. The four goals that Kane created for Son to score against Southampton also helped the duo have 24 combined goals since 2015. They have thus become the best attacking pair in the Premier League at the same time.
Son personally became the 28th player in history to ever score four goals in a Premier League match. Just six cases have twice made poker, including Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Frank Lampard, Yakubu Ayegbeni and Serrgio Aguero.