Tottenham striker Harry Kane is close to being on a level with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to former defender Rio Ferdinand.
Kane was in excellent form on Tuesday night as his hat-trick sealed a 3-0 away victory over APOEL Nicosia.
His display caught the attention of former Manchester United defender Ferdinand, who was appearing as a pundit on BT Sport’s Champions League highlights show.
‘Those kind of stats are up there with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo,’ he said when asked to comment on Kane’s record of six hat-tricks for Tottenham in 2017.
He added: ‘He’s quickly letting people know that he is here to stay. A couple of seasons ago everyone was asking if he could repeat his first two seasons by getting 20-plus goals.
‘He’s scoring all types of goals. He’d be a nightmare to play against at centre half.’
Kane spoke of his pride after Tottenham stayed joint top of Group H with Real Madrid.
He said: ‘It was a very proud night for myself and the team as well,’ said the England striker, who added that he has his sights set on a bigger hat-trick.
‘I want to win Premier Leagues, Champions Leagues, FA Cups, that’s what we want to try to do.’
If Harry continue scoring goals like this,hopefully he will win the Champions League golden boot award ahead of Ronaldo and Messi.