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Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Son Heung-min were their best players in 2018

Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Son Heung-min were their best players in 2018

Although they did not manage to end their trophy drought, Tottenham Hotspur had a rather successful 2018 on the pitch.

Forgetting about all the off-the-field drama that appears to have surrounded the club this summer in regards to the farce of the new stadium and the fact that they did not bring any new players to the club, Mauricio Pochettino has seen his side compete against their opponents.

Obviously, Spurs will want to step up to the next level sooner than later and the two stars that stood out for the north London outfit will certainly be crucial to their efforts next year if they continue in the same vein.

Harry Kane

Harry Kane is synonymous with Tottenham and would have been an obvious candidate to be on this list of being one of their main stars in 2018.

The England international striker has consistently built on previous years and has become a vital figure for both club and country, for whom he has been given the responsibility of leading.

The attacking ace is always the first name on Pochettino’s team sheet and it is not without good reason.

The 25-year-old netted 41 times last season in the 48 appearances he made across all competitions and has already started this year’s campaign in strong fashion.

Kane has already has 13 on his tally in the 20 matches played so far and it would be an impressive feat if he did manage to improve on last year’s effort.

Without his goals, Spurs certainly would not be in the position they are in and will want him to continue to find the back of the net as frequently as possible in 2019.

Son Heung-min

Arguably one of the Premier League’s most underrated players, Son Heung-min is certainly not by his own supporters.

The South Korea international has had another great year playing for Tottenham and looks set to enter 2019 in outstanding form.

The 26-year-old already has an impressive highlights tape at Spurs and looks to be going from strength-to-strength under Pochettino.

Son missed some of this season’s Premier League campaign through international duty and his absence was clearly felt.

However, he has started to make up for it with his performances, having recorded two goals in his ten appearances, including a special strike against Chelsea.

The tireless attacker played in 53 matches last season across all competitions, netting 18 times and showed how important he was to Pochettino and the way Spurs play, with the Argentine believing he is currently at his best.

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