October 4, 2023

Jose Mourinho has underlined the Leeds United weakness he wanted to get at with Son Heung-min and Harry Kane in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.

Tottenham Hotspur ran out 3-0 winners in the clash with the Whites at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League.

Kane and Son picked up a goal and an assist apiece, including the 13th time they have combined in the league this term when the former set up the latter for the second goal.

The odds were short on that pair being among the goals if the hosts were to breach Marcelo Bielsa’s defence and Mourinho was asked about them in his post-match press conference.

With United committed to a high-press, high-risk, all-out-attack strategy, much of the pre-match analysis centred on Son’s ability to get in behind high lines.

Mourinho made it clear mobility in his forward line was paramount going into the game.

“They (Son and Kane) are very good players as you know for many years,” he said. “They play together of course for many years too.

“That together, plus the way we want them to interact, brings goals. I want more goals, especially from other players, but today the second goal is great.

“It’s also great because it was something we spoke about against a team that defends the way Leeds does.

“It’s very important that mobility, so to have a striker on the right-wing and to have a winger scoring on the first post is something that pleases us also from a strategic point of view.”

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