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Honest Lee

Posted on 16 June 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Lee Barnard takes a brutally honest personal stance when asked to reflect on last season.

Our young reserve striker started superbly with goals for the first team in pre-season, followed up with a good loan spell at Exeter City but then injury took it's toll.

"I started well but overall I'm disappointed with my season," said the 19-year-old."I had a good loan spell at Exeter, enjoyed it there but injuries interrupted the season.

"I would have liked to have scored a few more goals as well. I haven't played poorly, but not that well either. It was just average."

Nevertheless, 2002-03 was still the season Lee made his Football League debut and he made quite an impression at Exeter - he was awarded the man-of-the-match honour for a LDV Vans Trophy tie against Cardiff City.

Exeter were eventually relegated - a bit of a shock for Lee. "I enjoyed there and I'm surprised they went down," he said.

"The first game I was on loan there we won but we lost the other three. It was a good experience for me. I managed to get a man of the match against Cardiff. I would have liked to have been there longer."

A broken thumb ruled him out for nine weeks soon after his return in November and he's now looking ahead to pre-season.

He added: "I had a good pre-season last year and hopefully I'll get the chance again this summer."