Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth has been discussing his idols as a youngster.
The Argentine centre-back has stepped up his breakthrough into the Spurs first team this season, also winning international caps for his country.
Foyth said that two Brazilian players influenced his style, including one attacking midfielder.
He told ESPN: "I looked up to Rio Ferdinand very much. I used to like his physical strength.
"Another player I used to watch a lot was Lucio -- I paid attention to his style.
"When I was younger, Kaka was my idol because I played a bit more forward and he played in the same position."
Foyth said that he only started playing as a centre-back at 16-years-old, when in Estudiantes' academy.
His decision to switch from midfield has proved a shrewd one, earning a move to Tottenham in 2017.
This season Foyth has made nine first team appearances for Tottenham, scoring once, a winner over Crystal Palace back in November.