Lita: I want to win big things
By Carla Hilton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Reading striker Leroy Lita has his sights set on World Cups and European titles.
Reading striker Leroy Lita has his sights set on European titles and insists he won't let anything get in the way of his dreams.
The 22-year-old, who joined
Lita, who was rejected by Chelsea who deemed him too small and slow, has also played his part in the England Under-21 squad, but insists he still has far more to play for.
"There are a lot more things I want to do in my career," he told the Daily Express.
"I want to be remembered for winning big things, and playing for
"I want to play in World Cups, European Championships, FA Cup finals, Champions League. I want to be a great goalscorer for club and country.
"These are the kind of things I want to achieve, not just little bits. I believe in myself and believe I can go far in the game."
Lita came to
He quickly learned that he had to work hard and look after himself to get where he wanted to be in life.
"I'm not going to start saying 'Everybody feel sorry for me', I would never say that but, obviously, I've not had it easy," he said.
"No one has ever given me anything. When I was little, my mum never said, 'You've been a good boy, have a bike'. I've always thought, 'If I want something, I have to get it myself'.
"I just work hard, do my own thing and don't let anything get in the way."