In a 3-0 win over Leeds that ended a four-game Premier League winning streak, Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho said his side displayed the attacking intent he needed. The stars of the show were Harry Kane and Son Heung-min as they set the Premier League record for most goals in a season, equaling the tally of 13 from the 1994-95 season of Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton.
And it was in just 16 games, as he set up Son for his 100th goal for the club after Kane opened the scoring. The second-half header of Toby Alderweireld wrapped the game up, but Spurs should have won even higher as they scored more goals – a strong contrast to recent weeks. 13 No duo in a single @premierleague season has ever scored more goals than these two. #THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/pVCxXsyk1c- Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 2, 2021It was the first time Spurs had scored three goals in a league match since they drew 3-3 in October with West Ham, when after sitting on the lead for a month, the shackles finally came off. Criticized for his pessimistic approach, Mourinho said that was the way he wanted his team to play. We should have scored more goals. We had good chances of scoring, not just by conventional Sonny and Kane,” he said, “we had good chances of scoring, good shooting positions-Tanguy (Ndombele), (Pierre-Emile) Hojbjerg, (Steven) Bergwijn twice. And I’m also pleased about that, because I want the team to play with that kind of momentum. Harry Kane, left, and Son Heung-min embrace each other (Andy Rain/PP min) We haven’t played the last game and we haven’t had a strong run of results in the last few weeks, so we needed these three points to get a little higher in the table. With regard to Kane and Son, Mourinho added: “About Kane and Son, Mourinho added: ” They have also, of course, been playing together for many years. After Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier put his team in trouble with a misplaced pass, Kane scored his 17th goal of the season from the penalty spot, and the England captain set up Son for his eighth of the season as the South Korean joined the 100-man club. The new year is beginning the right way. A victory, a mission and a son. And what a week. Pic.twitter.com/dNycQYq7bB- Harry Kane (@HKane) January 2, 2021As the keeper headed in a header for Spurs’ third goal, Alderweireld was the beneficiary of another Meslier mistake. Leeds showed promise, firing 18 shots at the Spurs goal, but never really looked like scoring. Coach Marcelo Bielsa realized that the difference was the difference in the consistency of the offense. Bielsa said, “In the game we created 10 chances and didn’t score, while the opponent created 12 and scored three,” “The fundamental difference was efficiency and the fact that their attacking play came from mistakes we could have avoided,” he said. Leeds coach Marcelo Bielsa is trying to inspire his team (Ian Walton/PA). Our forwards’ ability to keep their defense off balance was satisfactory and the ability to defend was also strong. “The ability of our forwards to keep their defense off balance was sufficient and the ability to defend was also good. ” Since we made mistakes that should have been avoided, we did not do it. We have had similar issues, and it is not because of a lack of knowledge that we are able to make better choices.