Harry Kane returned to show Tottenham exactly what they were missing and left “one of the best strikers in the world” admiring boss Jose Mourinho.
At half-time against Liverpool after coming off with an ankle injury, Kane had missed the last two and a half games and things could hardly have gotten worse for Mourinho’s men at that time as they were beaten in all three to lose ground in the race for the top four.
But the England captain made a quickfire return and put Spurs on their way to a 2-0 win against West Brom with his 13th Premier League goal of the season, with Son Heung-min also finding the net in a much-needed three points.
“He is one of the best strikers in the world. Period,” Mourinho said. “There is nothing else to say. The team depends a lot on him, we can’t hide that.”
“It’s the goals he can score, the assists he can make, the link play he has, that personality that players like that can have and he is always an important influence for us.”
“Today I was promising I was not going to speak about individuals because I am so happy with the compromise of the players to win the game and close this negative series of three defeats, but with the question, it is hard to run away from it. He is a very important player.”