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Lingard reveals his West Ham secret

Jesse Lingard has revealed he once had a trial at West Ham as a nine-year-old and scored his first Hammers goal against Spurs.

Earlier this month Lingard and his Manchester United teammate Marcus Rashford took part in an England  ‘roommates’ quiz where the two answer questions about one another to see who knows the other best.

In this quiz, Lingard told Rashford that his first West Ham goal was actually against Spurs and not his opening strike at Villa Park.

When I was younger I went to West Ham on trial, when I was nine,” he said. “I scored my first goal.”

Rashford asked who it was against and Lingard gave an answer that Hammers fans will love: “Tottenham.”

So not only is Lingard back at the club he represented as a young boy, but he started his West Ham career off in style scoring against the Hammers rivals, something he would go onto replicate almost 20 years later.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Lingard reveals his West Ham secret

  1. The lad was born for us! Come on Jessie and COYI’s! ⚒⚒

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