'A perfect day' - Harry on Sonny and Saints
Tue 22 September 2020, 14:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Four assists and a tap-in at the end of a commanding victory made it a perfect day for Harry Kane at Southampton.
The striker’s ability to carve open defences with his passing was illustrated perfectly in our 5-2 win at St Mary’s on Sunday. Dropping deep into pockets, Harry picked out Heung-Min Son’s clever runs between Southampton’s high defensive line time after time as we threatened to run riot in the second half.
In the end, Sonny secured with his first hat-trick in the Premier League and a four-goal haul - the sixth Spur, including Harry, to achieve that feat in the Premier League - while Harry’s four assists to the same player was a Premier League first, oh, and he tapped home goal number 190 for us.
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He is a goalscorer, after all! “That was the icing on the cake, for sure!” he beamed. “I think I’ve got double the assists I had last season in one game today! Obviously, as a goalscorer, you want to score as well, so nice to see that one pop off the post and fall kindly for me.
“It’s a perfect day. We’ve loads of games coming up, so we can’t get too far ahead of ourselves, but this is the type of performance we need, especially in the second half.”
As for that combination with Sonny... of course, we’ve seen it all before, with goals and assists both ways, but not quite to such devastating effect in one game.
Harry added: “We spoke before the game... we know Southampton like to press high, so if I was dropping deep, I told Sonny to run in behind.
“It was the third when I heard him shout but didn’t even see him, I just knew he would be in that area running in behind. That’s the connection we’ve got to have if we want to play well and win games.
“We have to take our chances. Last week (Everton) we had a couple, didn’t take them, and got punished for it. That’s the Premier League. It was a good second half performance, we know the first half could have been better, but all delighted to get the win.”