Alex Pritchard has told The Sun that he wants to follow in the footsteps of Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane and Ryan Mason.
Kane is enjoying a breakthrough season at Spurs and has also earned a call-up to the England national team.
The 21-year-old has scored 19 goals and created 20 chances in 26 Premier League appearances so far this campaign, while having a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 61%.
The youngster started the 2014-15 season as a squad player, but now he is one of the first names on the Spurs teamsheet.
Like Kane, Mason also had to force his way into the Spurs first team this season, but now he has also been called up for England’s upcoming matches against Lithuania and Italy (click here to read more).
The 23-year-old midfielder has scored one goal and created 19 chances in 23 Premier League matches so far this campaign, while having a pass accuracy of 83% and a shot accuracy of 41%.
Pritchard, who is currently on loan at Championship outfit Brentford, says that he aims to follow Kane and Mason when he returns to Tottenham at the end of the season.
“You see those players (Kane and Mason) playing and sit there thinking ‘that’s where I want to be’,” the 21-year-old told The Sun. “Hopefully next year I will be with them.
“I want to play in the Premier League now, but obviously I can’t! So hopefully next year I can. That’s what I want.”
Pritchard will find it tough to break into the Tottenham first team next season due to competition for places, but the attacking midfielder is certainly not one to shy away from staking his claim.
The 21-year-old has been in impressive form for Brentford so far this season, and has established himself as a key player in the Bees’ push for promotion to the Premier League.
In 39 Championship appearances so far this campaign, Pritchard has scored nine goals and created 98 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 77% and a shot accuracy of 51%.