Son named Spurs captain after Kane departure

Son named Spurs captain after Kane departure

Tottenham’s new captain, Son Heung-min, was chosen on Saturday, the same day the club’s all-time leading scorer, Harry Kane, joined Bayern Munich.

Hugo Lloris has been Tottenham’s captain since 2015, but his future at the club is uncertain.

Kane was anticipated to take over if he had stayed in north London rather than travelling to Germany in search of his first cutlery.

New signee Vice captains are James Maddison and Argentine center-back Cristian Romero.

“It’s such a big honour to captain this huge club,” said Son, who has scored 145 goals since joining the club in 2015.

“It was a big surprise and a very proud moment. I’ve already said to the players that everyone should feel like a captain, on and off the pitch.

“It’s a new season, a fresh start and I will give everything for this shirt and this armband.”

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou hailed Son’s leadership qualities, having had experience as captain of South Korea.

“Sonny has great leadership qualities, both on and off the pitch, and is the ideal choice to become our new captain.

“Everyone knows he is a world class player, and he has enormous respect from everyone in the dressing room.

“He transcends groups within the squad. That’s not just because he’s popular – it’s because of what he has achieved in the game, both here and as captain of South Korea.”

Spurs begin life without Kane when they travel to Brentford on Sunday for their opening game of the Premier League season.

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