Tottenham’s Harry Kane is desperate to outshine Lionel Messi at Wembley and then start chasing the Barcelona superstar’s records.
Argentinian great Messi has already hit eight goals this season to add to the 500-plus he has scored during an illustrious career with the Spanish giants.
Spurs striker Kane has some way to go to match Messi’s phenomenal numbers, but the 25-year-old England captain is certainly not lacking in ambition and hopes to surpass the goals the South American has scored.
Ahead of the clubs’ meeting in the Champions League on Wednesday,” Kane said: “He set the standard, he and Cristiano Ronaldo gone above the normal standard, when they are scoring 50 or 60 goals a season,” said Kane.
“As a striker I want to try and match that. He’s definitely set the standard for the rest of us and he still is.
“It motivates me to get even better and improve and hopefully one day score as many, if not more, than he has.
“It’s a great test for us. As players you want to play against best in world and Messi is certainly that, a fantastic player, and we will do our best to stop him.”