Jack Cork is looking to follow in the footsteps of John Terry as he strives to reach the pinnacle of the game.
The 20-year-old Chelsea man, who is currently on loan at Coventry, will be hoping to win his third cap for England Under-21s when they take on Macedonia on Friday in their 2011 European Championship qualifier at the Ricoh Arena.
Cork has already represented his country at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 level as he climbs the football ladder, as well as being on the books at Stamford Bridge since the age of nine.
Chelsea and England captain Terry, 28, has trodden a similar path. He joined the west London outfit at 14 years old and represented England at Under-21 level before progressing to the senior side.
And Cork is using his team-mate as an inspiration for success.
"John Terry is a massive role model for me and a few of the younger players at Chelsea," he told Press Association Sport. "He came through the youth team and came through the Academy and it shows that with the money Chelsea have got you can still progress through to the first team.
"Hopefully, if he can do it then another few lads can."