Harry Kane is thrilled to be compared to Alan Shearer, but wants to make his own mark on football – starting with winning the golden boot in the Premier League and Euro 2016.
In a sit-down discussion with Shearer published in The Sun, Kane was told Alex Ferguson had likened him to the Premier League's record goalscorer and said: "That is amazing to hear. I am happy with the comparison.
"If I score as many goals as you did, I will be happy. But I don't want to be compared to just one player - I want to be my own man with my own attributes."
Asked by Shearer about winning the golden boot at the Euros, he said: "That is definitely something I want to do.
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"It is not something I think too much about, but I am confident in my ability and feel I can score against anyone.
"Scoring against Germany gave me even more confidence. Hopefully, I can win the Premier League golden boot first.
"The Under-21s [tournament in 2015] was a good experience for me and one I will take into the Euros. It definitely helped.
"I feel as good as ever. This last month, I think I have proved I am at the top of my game. I do feel I am getting better. I am not one who thinks 'I have scored 20 goals twice in two seasons - that is enough'.
"I want to be better next season, to score more goals and improve as a player. There is a lot of hard work ahead from now until the end of my career to keep improving."
Kane only managed to score once in his first nine league appearances in 2015-16, prompting many observers to label him a one-season wonder, but he never doubted that the dry spell would end.
"No, when we spoke I always thought that I needed to get in the right positions," he said.
"I was having good chances. It was always a matter of time before the chances would go in and my confidence would be sky-high again."