England and Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane wants to imitate Real Madrid’s superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi by winning the Ballon d’Or.
Kane topped the Premier League scoring chart for the second successive season in 2016-17, indenting 29 goals in 30 league appearances as Tottenham finished second on the EPL log after Chelsea.
Ronaldo is relied upon to match arch-rival Messi’s record haul of five Ballons d’Or having driven Real Madrid to La Liga and Champions League glory this season edging out other Messi, Buffon and other competitors
The duo are on a level that Kane yearns for, and he needs to match their accomplishments while staying at Tottenham.
“I’d do whatever I can to win that big gold trophy [the Ballon d’Or]. It is definitely something I aspire to do,” said Kane.
“Ronaldo won LaLiga and the Champions League and that is why he wins it. Messi is in a similar situation. To do that it isn’t just individual, it is about a team winning trophies and, hopefully, that is what I can do at Tottenham.”
Having scored five goals in his 17 appearances for The Three Lions and is expected to lead forward in the World Cup qualifier against Scotland on Saturday.
The 23-year-old knows that if he wants to be considered on a par with the likes of Ronaldo and Messi, he will need to improve on the international stage.
“I want to be in that world-class bracket. I am not there yet. Part of it is proving that on an international stage,” said Kane.
“[At] club level, I have had a good few seasons but to take that next step it is international football – in the big games, in big moments.
“I am 23 and hopefully have quite a few years ahead of me to learn and get better.”
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