'Elite players win the trophies': BBC pundit speaks openly about Tottenham Hotspur duo

Brian Heffernan April 17, 2021
'Elite players win the trophies': BBC pundit speaks openly about Tottenham Hotspur duo
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BBC Pundit Micah Richards has spoken openly about Tottenham Hotspur stars Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min, when speaking on the Match of the Day Top 10 Podcast.

Richards has given his opinion on what makes players ‘elite’ and has stated that trophies are a part of being classed an elite player.

Obviously, it’s no secret that in recent history Tottenham Hotspur have struggled to bring silverware to north London.

However, the pundit did also say that the fact Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min haven’t won anything can’t be reflected onto them as players.

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Richards on Kane and Son partnership

When speaking on the Match of the Day Top 10 Podcast about iconic Premier League duos, Richards mentioned Kane and Son in his top 10 partnerships.

The pundit then went onto explain what he believes would make them elite players:

“The combinations are brilliant together, but they’ve [Son and Kane] not won anything.

“And I know it’s not their fault.

“Its trophies isn’t it, and it’s not fair to say if you’ve not won a trophy you’ve not been a good player.

“But, I think the real elite players win the trophies.”

Obviously, both players still have time to add a couple of trophies to their cabinets.

However, with Spurs’ struggles to win a trophy, perhaps it would mean moving away from the north London side to do so?

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North London’s dynamic duo

The Kane and Son partnership has been extremely effective so far this season, with both players well into double digits for goals.

Kane is currently sitting on a staggering 21 Premier League goals and Son also has 14 to his name.

Both forwards also have their fair share of assists, with again Kane leading the way getting 13 in the league.

The South Korean winger also has nine league assists to his name during this campaign.

However, Kane was taken off late in the match against Everton with an injury concern – so maybe Son will be solo for a little while?

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Brian Heffernan is head of recruitment at Horsham FC. He has also scouted for League Two and Danish clubs and worked freelance in the Russian Premier League. Brian’s work includes trialling and signing players and creating detailed opposition dossiers for first-team managers. He’s also a sports journalist specialising in football.