Harry Kane has hinted that he will stay at Tottenham for the rest of his career after hailing the achievements of Francesco Totti at Roma.
The England international has been linked with moves away from Spurs – including reported interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid – but the striker has been very respectful in the way he talks about his future.
Kane is yet to win any silverware with the north London side and many believe he may have to leave his boyhood club to realise his ambitions.
However, the Premier League’s top scorer has revealed his admiration for one-club man Totti ahead of Tottenham’s Champions League encounter in Italy.
“He was a fantastic player and to spend your career at one club is an amazing achievement,” Kane said in the pre-match press conference.
“He achieved probably everything he wanted to at that club.
“He was a fantastic striker and growing up I watched his goals. He had an amazing career and hopefully one day I can have the same.”
Mauricio Pochettino’s men travel to Turin to face Juventus in the last-16 of the Champions League after making it through the group stage.
And Kane can’t wait to come up against Giorgio Chiellini, who he admits is an “amazing” defender despite the Italian kicking him on his first start for England.
“He’s an amazing defender,” Kane continued. ”My first start for England probably the first five minutes he made a challenge and I probably had a dead leg for 10 minutes.
“It was a good welcome to international football!
“We know how good their defence is as a whole and obviously their goalkeeper as well. They’re a fantastic team and I’m looking forward to the challenge.
“They’ve kept a lot of clean sheets, but we’ve scored a lot of goals in the Premier League so it should be a good test. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
When asked what the mood was like in the Spurs camp, Kane added: “We’re really excited, it’s a massive game. There are the sorts of games we want to be involved in. We’re looking forward to it and hopefully we can put in a good performance.
“Not many people expected us to get out the group stage and we proved everyone wrong by finishing top.
“We have to come here with belief. Of course we respect Juventus and what they bring to the table, but we have to believe we can get through.
“It’ll be tough tomorrow night then hopefully we can take them to Wembley and get the job done.
“At the end of the day it’s 11 v 11 on a football field, we have our style we want to play and that doesn’t change too much, we’ll play the way we want to play and try to win the game.
“Last year wasn’t a great campaign for us, the fact we’ve come out a group no-one expected to us to come out of has given us great confidence and great belief .
“We’re more experienced that last year, we’ve just got to see how far we can go and take each game as it comes.”