Elliot Lee: I can be the next Harry Kane!

leeElliot Lee is using Harry Kane as his inspiration as he seeks to launch his long delayed Irons career.

The Spurs striker used the early rounds of the Europa Cup to clinch a place in the Spurs line-up  and Lee wants some of the same.

Kane started the season as an unknown quantity but ended it with 32 goals and the nation’s most hyped striker in years.

Lee opened his account for the Irons against FC Lusitans to help them into the second qualifying round, which will see them host Malta’s Birkirkara next Thursday.

And talking to The Mirror the 20 year old said:”Look at Harry Kane in the Europa League – that put him where he is today.

“He got his chance and he scores goals and I hope to emulate that. Harry took his chances and he is a late developer. Football changes in the blink of an eye. I will always be both positive and optimistic.

“I am confident in my ability. If I get my chance in the Europa League, I think I can score goals.”

He added: “I really see it [having a famous footballing father] as an advantage. He comes to a lot of my games and tells me what I did right and what I did wrong.

“To have someone who can give you this advice, as he has done it, has bought the t-shirt, is great – not many lads can say that.”


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19 comments on “Elliot Lee: I can be the next Harry Kane!

  1. Now you have done it Hugh,
    This is my last word on Mr Lee and it is my opinion,
    Elliot Lee will be as good as Kane if he is given the chance,
    Now I have put my hard hat on and am heading for my bunker,

    • I agree. give him a worthwhile chance, and I think he’s got a real chance to make it

  2. Lmao,no hard hat needed bubs.But i will also have my say without inducing a war,lol,Harry Kane,was hardly an unknown quantity,he had been recognised at every internatinal age group from U17 to now a full England cap.Elliot & him are the same age near as damn it.They are poles apart in my humblest of opinions.Now i will also put my hard hat on 😀

  3. Well… you gotta have belief for starters!

    I ain’t gonna say you can’t Elliot, but I will be streaking in my bare ass with a cape saying “I love seagulls” at the final upton park game if you become the next Harry Kane.

  4. I honestly can’t say if the young lad is good or not,some have cited Luton as proof but the service would be bad there too so for me the jury is out. What I can say though is I truly admire his spirit and self belief so I wish him all the best proving the doubters wrong be it with us or elsewhere.

  5. Service shouldnt matter Quick,a prem striker should bang them in in league two.Defoe went down to Bournemouth tore the defenders a new ******** match after match 😉

  6. The way Bilic is likely to play Lee would fit in the front line getting the ball at his feet. That alone gives him a better chance to start his career in the prem.

  7. Its strange,you see other forums & Lee barely comes up in conversation,lol,seems on here he has taken over as the new Rav to appear in conversations everyday.I hope bubs is right & he will be as good as Kane,because that means in a years time he will have played for England & we will be sat on a 30million+ striker.Ok,now i kmow im dreaming 😀

  8. My guess is he has pre-season to prove himself.. show he can cut it with the big boys or pack up & leave..

    • I will go along with that Essex.I really want that lad to do the business,just cant see it im afraid.Hope i am proved wrong.I honestly dont even see him playing in a prem match for us this season to tell the truth.

  9. Well while we are in europe i think he will stay actually 😉

  10. Only way this debate is going to be put to bed is to let him have some game time,even in these latter stages of qualification for the europa league the opposition will stiffen up a little.These next few months are going to be sink or swim for him i think 😉

  11. Why is the comment count going down? 16,15,14…..scary lol

  12. Actually, I think the headline here is a bit cruel to him.

    A youngster full of ambition to have hopes for himself, willing to give it a go I think is positive. Aim for the stars and land on the moon. It might take him somewhere having high goals.. if not all the way. If he “hopes to emulate” Harry Kane.. would we even want to have him in our squad if his hopes were to emulate someone lesser? All he is saying is he thinks he’s capable of bagging goals if given the chance in the EL matches, and that he possibly can build from there!

  13. When i saw the headline I thought maybe he should shut up and just concentrate on doing the business on the pitch. However, from the article, it appears he didn’t say what appears to be attributed to him in the headline at all.
    Why do headline writers so often seek to twist people’s words?

  14. Good on you Elliot nothing wrong with a bit of ambition, you might make it, you might not who’s to tell?? I’ll remember those who said the clubs ambition is to simply stay up at all costs and be thankful for what we’ve got so to hear some ambition from a 20 year old is refreshing after 4 years of total” Be happy what we’ve got”… He might not cut the mustard at the top level but at least he’s got the balls to have a go and aspire to be better..

    • Well said GW .. It’s going to be fun watching and waiting to see if we have produced a new first team player, if he does not make it here he will somewhere else and he will always have my support? Unless he plays against us ….. Then for 90 mins he can **** right off

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