Spurs striker Harry Kane fuelled by Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi comparisons
Posted: 26 September 2017 Time: 09:05
Tottenham striker Harry Kane says he is inspired by comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Kane has continued to shine this term, bagging six goals in seven games in all competitions.
The England international - who hit the 30-goal mark in the previous two seasons and struck 28 times the campaign before - has welcomed being measured against Ballon d'Or holder Ronaldo and Barcelona talisman Messi.
"I use it," he told UK newspapers.
"With social media these days it's difficult to stay away from it.
"I want to be one of the best players in the world, so when people put it up and I see I am close to those players, it is a great incentive to get closer and go to the next step."
The 24-year-old has proven his pedigree after being labelled a one-season wonder after his 21-goal haul in the Premier League in 2014/15.
"It's kind of down to growing up, getting older and more mature, filling out in my body," Kane said.
"I feel stronger holding off defenders maybe better than I was before. I eat well, I recover well. That is what it is all about.
"Your football career is a short career so you have to make the most of every week and every day. That is what I try and do and when I am old enough to retire and go and play golf that is what I will do.
"At the moment it is just about using every day, especially with the amount of games we play, to recover, eat healthy and go from there."
Spurs tonight visit APOEL in the UEFA Champions League, with Kane eager to make an impact.