Tottenham striker makes bold Premier League claim about Harry Kane

Son Heung-min has hailed Tottenham striker Harry Kane as the safest penalty taker in the Premier League

Son Heung-min believes Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is the best penalty taker in the Premier League.

The England international scored from the spot on Saturday afternoon to break the deadlock in the north London side’s 5-0 victory over Swansea City at White Hart Lane.

Kane added a second as Son and Christian Eriksen helped to complete the rout against Bob Bradley’s struggling Swansea outfit in north London.

The 23-year-old has scored seven times in nine Premier League appearances in an injury-hit start to the 2016-17 season so far.

Remarkably, three of his seven goals have come from the penalty spot in the current campaign.

And South Korea international Son hailed Kane as the Premier League’s safest spot-kick taker ahead of their trip to Manchester United on Saturday.

“It was the same against West Ham in the last home game – I thought for sure he would score. I’m very confident whenever he shoots from a penalty,” Son told Tottenham’s website.

“I think that he’s the safest Premier League player to take a penalty. I didn’t see him missing and I’m very comfortable whenever I watch him shoot like that.

“I’m very happy for him as well because he had a long time out injured, he’s come back, everyone has helped him and he’s scoring a lot for the team so I’m really happy about that.”

Kane scored 25 times in 37 Premier League games in the 2015-16 season to finish as the division’s leading goal-scorer.

The England man signed a new six-year contract with Tottenham last month which is believed to be worth in excess of £100,000-a-week.

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