Premier League star: I use Ronaldo and Messi as motivation. I want to be one of the best players in the world.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has revealed that he uses comparisons to the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as motivation to become one of the best players in the world.

The England international has established himself as one of the best strikers in the Premier League and has won the golden boot for the past two seasons running. He already has six goals this campaign and has revealed that he wants to become one of the best players in the world.

Speaking to reporters, as reported by ​Goal, Kane said, “I use it. 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 England international has developed into a world class striker since breaking into the Tottenham side during the 2014/15 season and he attributes his successes to a healthy lifestyle, claiming that recovery time is very important.

“It’s kind of down to growing up, getting older and more mature, filling out in my body. 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,” Kane added.

The 24-year-old has scored 105 goals for Spurs in just 172 appearances, helping them finish as runners-up in the Premier League last season. He is one of the most important players for the north London side and will be hoping to fire them to glory this time around.