'I spend more time with Son than I do with my wife'
Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane discussed his partnership with teammate Son Heung-min in an interview with French television channel Canal+ over the weekend, joking that he spends more time with the Korean international than his wife.
In the interview, which was filmed before Tottenham's 1-0 loss to Brighton over the weekend, Kane discussed his relationship with offensive partner Son. The duo are the most prolific goal scoring partnership in Premier League history, in February overtaking the long-standing record of 36 goals set by Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard.
Kane credited the pair's relationship off the pitch with their success on it, while addressing a question about whether his wife is jealous of their friendship.
“Maybe," Kane said. "She hasn’t said anything but I’m sure she could be. I probably spend more time with Son than I do with my wife at the moment, to be honest. But yeah we have a great relationship off the pitch and obviously I think that shows on the pitch as well.”
Kane and Son have been playing together since 2015, when Son joined Kane, who had played for the club since he was 11 years old, at Tottenham. Son had a quiet debut season and it wasn't until the 2016-17 season that the pair started to see some results.
Son and Kane’s very first goal together came against Stoke City on Sept. 10, 2016. Goal No. 2 came in December that year and then the partnership really started to pick up pace.
The pair's first brush with history came in the 2020-21 season, when the duo combined for a record-breaking 14 goals. On Feb. 26 they scored their 37th Premier League goal together, officially beating Drogba and Lampard for the most Premier League goal combinations ever.
The duo are now up to 40 goals, their most recent coming on April 9 when Son scored a hat trick against Aston Villa with one goal assisted by Kane.
Son has also discussed his friendship and partnership with Kane in the past. Speaking in February, Son told Sky Sports how much he enjoys playing alongside the England captain.
“You could see today as well, he was working hard," Son said on Feb. 20 after Spurs beat Manchester City 3-2. "He’s an unbelievable player as well but an unbelievable guy. Working alongside him is a big honor."
The pair are likely to continue extending their Premier League record for some time. With both under contract with Spurs for at least two more seasons, that record-breaking goal number looks likely to continue to climb.
BY JIM BULLEY [firstname.lastname@example.org]