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Academy Hotseat - Charlie Lee

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).

Welcome to the section where we place the spotlight on and get up close and ever so slightly personal with the players that are currently attempting to make the professional breakthrough from our Academy system.

Next in the Hotseat is...

Name: Charlie Lee

Age and Academy year group: 17 years old and I'm in the first year

From: Cheshunt

Position: Centre midfield.

How did you come to join Spurs?
I joined when I was about eight, I got scouted from a Mickey Hazard Soccer School.

Favourite personal footballing moment?
Taking penalties at White Hart Lane at half-time against Simon Brown, the old Spurs keeper, when I was about ten.

Most memorable game for Spurs?
My first appearance for the under-17s last year - I was pushed up an age group and it was good.

Favourite player from boyhood?
I would have to say Roy Keane.

Favourite current Spurs player?
Jamie Redknapp - he is nice bloke around the ground.

Favourite non-Spurs player?
I'd have to say Roy Keane again.

What is your immediate to short-term ambition?
To get a reserve appearance - I've had a few games as sub.

Ultimate ambition?
To play in the first team at Tottenham, definitely.

Did you do any good at School?
I didn't do too bad, I got my GCSEs, so I can't complain.

Are you any good with your wrong foot?
I'm going to get stick for this, but I'm not too bad.

What is the strongest part of your game?
My tackling and heading.

And the weakest?
My temperament - I'm a bit fiery.


A good old curry - chicken tikka


TV Programme?
The Office

The Shawshank Redemption

Usher's new album