Kane: I use Ronaldo and Messi as motivation

Harry Kane’s goalscoring record this year is on a similar level to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Rio Ferdinand-while his Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has gone further by suggesting the England man has the edge over Ronaldo right now.

Kane hit a flawless hat-trick, scoring with his left foot, his right foot and his head to give Spurs another Champions League victory, having beaten Borussia Dortmund in their first group stage game a fortnight ago.

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And speaking to reporters after the game in Cyprus, a smiling Pochettino said: “He has something special in front of goal and that is why he’s one of the best”.

‘Now my wife is so jealous – and his wife too, ‘ Pochettino said with a smile.

‘I think for him he has got a lot of things to prove in the Champions League. Since Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009, he has scored 285 goals in 267 matches. “They are killers. Harry has this special skill”.

According to The Sun’s Paul Jiggins, he said: “Cristiano Ronaldo is fantastic, one of the best”.

Harry Kane might have scored more goals in 2017 than many entire Premier League clubs but, with the billboards already seemingly out for his “head-to-head” with Cristiano Ronaldo at the Santiago BernabĂ©u Stadium next month, some perspective was applied on Wednesday night by Hugo Lloris. You never know. We will be very motivated to play them.

Pochettino was guarded in his response to questions comparing the pair, and said: “For me, Harry is one of the best strikers”. “But we don’t know what else to say”.

Kane has continued his goalscoring exploits, netting six goals in seven appearances in all competitions.

After scoring 21 goals in the 2014-15 season, the forward was quoted as a one season wonder.

However, Tottenham have been excellent away from home this season; they have a 100% record and have thrived when their opponents have brought the game to them.

“I want to win Premier Leagues, Champions Leagues, FA Cups, that’s what we want to try to do”.

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