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England's Harry Kane inspired by Ronaldo, David Beckham, Teddy Sheringham

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England captain Harry Kane has said former Brazil striker Ronaldo was a source of inspiration during his development as a player.

Tottenham forward Kane revealed he would watch clips of the ex-Real Madrid man on YouTube in an interview with Sky Sports News.

"Brazilian Ronaldo was one guy [I watched], though our games weren't that similar," he said. "Just the way he moved, the way he finished, the goals he scored -- he was great.

"You could just sit there for an hour or so watching all his best clips. He was a striker that I really admired. I think a lot of people did. He was one of the first ones I looked at and thought: 'Wow. He's a goal-scorer, I want to be a goal-scorer.'

"That's what I wanted to become and that's why it's so important to work on all different types of stuff in training to try and mould yourself into the best striker possible."

Kane went on to list some of his favourite England players, saying: "I loved David Beckham growing up, but in terms of strikers, I'd say Teddy Sheringham -- I loved Teddy.

"As I was getting more and more into football, his career was coming to an end but I've watched a lot of clips and he was very smart, had a football brain, knew when to drop, when to run in behind.

"I'm quite similar and I'd say we'd have had a good understanding of when one goes, the other one drops and so on. I'd love to have played with him."

Kane heads to the World Cup as captain of his country after an extraordinary rise in recent seasons, and said he never stopped believing in himself.

"I never thought it wasn't going to happen but there were times when I thought it was going to be tougher than [it was for] others.

"People know I went out on loan and there were good spells, bad spells and there was times where it was tough because there were times I wasn't playing in the Championship, thinking to myself that I'm so far away from the England team, how long is it going to take me to get there?

"I always stayed focused and believed I could -- it was just a matter of working hard and that's what I did."

Speaking about England's chances and the challenges of playing at a World Cup, Kane said: "Of course, with England there's going to be a lot of pressure on us this World Cup but there's pressure for every team -- every big team that's there -- you've got to perform.

"All eyes are on you, it's a massive stage and it's going to be my first one so I'm excited. There's going to be nerves and we're going to be feeling a bit of pressure, but I try to take that in my stride."

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