He wrote in the Daily Mail: "My dad didn't want to put pressure on me early doors so I joined a small side called Barking Colts and loved it. You could enjoy your football.
"But I was always late for training because my dad couldn't get off work early enough to drive me from where we lived in Beckton to Highbury in time. After a couple of years, West Ham wanted me so I decided to give it a go."
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