Tottenham's Harry Kane eyeing Lionel Messi scoring records ahead of UEFA Champions League clash


Kane, 25, will line up against Messi on Wednesday when Spurs host Barcelona at Wembley in Group B of the Champions League.

The Three Lions skipper has been the Premier League's top scorer for two of the past three seasons and won the Golden Boot at the World Cup in Russia.

His two goals against Huddersfield last weekend put him on 145 for Tottenham -taking him past Jermain Defoe and into fifth place on the club's top scorers list.

"When you're scoring as many goals as he has - 40 or 50 a season - as a striker, I want to try to match that and do the same," Kane told reporters, as quoted by ESPN.

"He's definitely set the standard for the rest of us and it motivates me to get even better.

"Hopefully one day I can score as many, if not more, than he has."

However, he is a long way behind the Argentina maestro who has scored 560 goals in 646 games for Barcelona across all competitions, with 103 of those coming in the Champions League.

"Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have gone above the norm when they're scoring 50 or 60 goals a season," said Kane.

"As players, you want to play against the best in the world and Messi is certainly that. We will do our best to stop him."