In most cases, second-string strikers are keen to dislodge the leader of the pack in order to steal their spot.
However, on this occasion, Heung-min Son has suggested that he has no intention of knocking Harry Kane off his perch at Tottenham Hotspur.
The hitman had a record-breaking 2017 as he finished the calendar year as Europe’s top scorer with 56 goals – more than the likes of regular Ballon d’Or winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
At the weekend, Kane wrote another line in the history books as he surpassed Teddy Sheringham’s Spurs record of 97 Premier League goals.
Kane reached the feat by netting twice in a comfortable 4-0 win over Everton at Wembley on Saturday in the late kickoff.
Son also contributed to the scoresheet as he netted his fifth in a row on home soil and his 11th in all competitions.
Not only did he find the back of the net, the South Korean set up the first of Kane’s goals and played a part in the build up to Christian Eriksen’s successful hit.
While Son has admitted that he is happy to be performing well up front, he has no plans to try to snatch the first-choice position from Kane.
In fact, the forward is delighted to see his teammate thriving this season.
The Daily Star quotes Son as saying:
“I really enjoy Harry scoring goals as that is also good for the team. When I play with him and the team, he beats every record and we are part of this. I am happy to help him. It’s nice to have some record myself and I really enjoy it.
“But I am not selfish or just thinking about myself. I am really happy for Harry. I just want Harry to beat every record for England and the Premier League. The most important thing about our partnership is that it works really well and I want to take this one or two more steps and keep it going.”