Kane Compares Himself with Ronaldo and Messi, Says Southgate

England manager Gareth Southgate has sensationally revealed that striker Harry Kane is already comparing himself with the regular FIFA Ballon d’Or award winners like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Both these players are regarded as the best in the world right now, and their supremacy has not been challenged for the last decade. However, there are signs of both players slowing down and other players rising up to the challenge. One of the names causing a lot of flutter in the scenario happens to be Harry Kane, who has been scoring a lot of goals.

The England international has been able to net a remarkable 75 goals in the last three league campaigns. His recent 2016-17 campaign is the best ever till date after managing 29 goals in the 30 appearances. This tally was significantly better than Chelsea’s top scorer Diego Costa, who ended up helping the club win the league title. Kane has not only been dominating the scoring charts in the Premier league but he also has 10 goals in 20 appearances for England. Since his debut in 2015, he has been the top marksman for England and this is unlikely to change going into the 2018 World Cup.

Southgate says that Kane is frequently comparing his record with the likes of Ronaldo and Messi – thus revealing his ultimate ambition of one-day lifting the FIFA Ballon d’Or award."I was having some interaction with [Spain head coach] Julen Lopetegui at a game where he was commenting on how lucky I was to have Harry playing. He's in top form, but he's also got the mentality to want to be the best.He knew this morning how many goals in games he had, and also how many Ronaldo and Messi had at this point. He's driven to be one of the world's best,” said Southgate.