Kyle Walker has already been billed as the new Roberto Carlos, but the Tottenham full-back admits he still has plenty of room for improvement.
A star showing for England in a friendly date with world champions Spain in November 2011 saw the visiting press pack compare Walker to Brazilian legend Carlos.
The 21-year-old is delighted to be mentioned in the same breath as such an iconic figure, but concedes that he has some way to go before he can claim to hold such a standing.
The Spurs youngster is aware that he needs to fine-tune certain areas of his game, but is determined to ensure that his learning curve continues to take him towards the very top.
Ahead of an FA Cup semi-final outing against Chelsea on Sunday, Walker said: "I love to get forward and excite fans.
"Back in last summer, I came on as a sub against Spain and some of their writers said I was the new Roberto Carlos.
"It's great to be put in the same sentence because of how he played. But I'm still learning. I have to keep my feet on the ground.
"I watch Dani Alves constantly on YouTube. He's forever getting in the box and that's what I want to bring into my game.
"I also watch Gary Neville, too. Gary didn't have the best pace but never got beat.
"If I can get my positioning right and get everything else right, hopefully I can become the complete right-back."
Walker is still in his first full season as a regular at White Hart Lane, but a number of assured displays suggest he could be among those leading England's charge for Euro 2012 glory this summer.
On his international future, he added: "I'm still at the bottom. I'm in my first Premier League season.
"Hopefully it doesn't stop here. I want to get more England caps, trophies, medals, everything, but I wouldn't like football to change me."
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