Harry Kane reveals the ex-Tottenham striker he aspires to be like

The young centre forward has admitted he would love to emulate Teddy Sheringham at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham fans have been happy with Tim Sherwood’s decision to give Harry Kane time on the pitch recently, with the young striker rewarding his manager’s faith with three goals in as many matches.

The home-grown hero has admitted that he has Teddy Sheringham as a role model and would love to be make as much of an impact in North London as the now-retired former England international.

"As I grew up I tried to use him as a role model and if I can score as many goals as he did, it would not be bad,” Sky Sports quote Kane as saying.

"I met him once at a golf charity day and got to talking about Millwall [one of Kane's loan clubs] because he played for them as well. It was great to meet him."

Kane revealed that Sheringham had some key advice for him.

"Just to score goals. As a striker you have got to score goals,” Kane continued.

"It was only last year - we had a little chat about football. He's a great bloke and it was nice to meet him.

"I was a little bit star-struck, to be honest. When you meet your idol you don't really know what to say but he had great conversation."

Kane stated that he has enjoyed his time in the Tottenham line-up of late and hopes that his chance will inspire other young Englishmen to make the step up at Spurs.

"When you saw a young English talent coming through the ranks you wanted to aspire to that. Hopefully young kids can do the same (with me)," he said.

"People recognise me a bit more because I am at the top level and scoring goals. People want your picture and stuff but I am happy because I was a fan once."

Tottenham are widely expected to freshen their squad up this summer, but Kane’s form of late should see him as vying for a regular first-team spot next season.

One of Sherwood’s main successes as Spurs boss has been giving young players a chance, with the coach also introducing Nabil Bentaleb to the starting XI.

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