There won’t be a fan who isn’t delighted for Elliot Lee after he struck his first senior West Ham goal in Andorra.
Speaking after last night’s game – and wearing a grin a million miles wide – he admitted: “I’ve worked my socks off and I’ve been at this club since I was eight-years-old. So to score on my full debut is a fantastic feeling and I’m really happy with it.
“I ran off Jarvo, and I love being in that position on the left hand side of the box.
“I opened my body up and, thankfully,I got it right this time – it’s gone in the bottom corner and I’ve gone off celebrating with all the lads. There’s no better feeling than that.”
Lee was talking to the club’s official website after his goal helped to secure a 4-0 aggregate success over Lusitans in the Europa League.
And he added: “I’ve been waiting for a night like this for a while. I’ve had ups and downs at this club, and have had to be patient, as I know footballers have to be.
“I’ve never given up and I know I’ve not made it, or anything now. But hopefully I’ve put myself in the gaffer’s eyeline and can build on this performance.”