Son named Spurs captain after Kane joined Bayern

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  • Post published:August 13, 2023

Son Heung-min was named as the new captain of Tottenham Hotspur after the club’s all-time top goalscorer Harry Kane joined Bayern Munich.

Hugo Lloris has been Spurs’ captain since 2015, but it’s not clear if the French custodian will stay with the team.

Kane would have been in charge if he had stayed in north London instead of moving to Germany to try to win his first trophy.

A new contract James Maddison and Cristian Romero, an Argentine centre back, have been named as vice captains.

“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.”

Ange Postecoglou, the manager of Tottenham, said that Son was a good leader because he had been 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.”

When Spurs play their first Premier League game of the year on Sunday at Brentford, it will be their first game without Kane.