Reading attacker Le Fondre: Career took off after Dad told me I was no Cantona!

Reading attacker Adam Le Fondre has revealed how being convinced he wasn't Eric Cantona by his Dad was the making of him.

Reading attacker Adam Le Fondre has revealed how being convinced he wasn't Eric Cantona by his Dad was the making of him.

Le Fondre was a huge fan of the Manchester United legend when growing up.

Le Fondre explains: "That arrogance Cantona had was something I loved, as well as his flicks.

"My dad knocked that out of me though and I wouldn't be where I am without him - he was a massive influence on me.

"Sometimes I would score six goals and he'd have me in tears afterwards telling me I had made too many mistakes or I had to work on my left foot.

"He wasn't a great player himself but he instilled a drive in me to get better and made sure I played my own game. He told me I was not Cantona."

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