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Lee | "We got in their faces"

Gills midfielder delighted following win over Crewe.

27 January 2021

Current Gills side showing their quality, says on loan Hearts man.

Olly Lee said that teams are going to “hate playing Gillingham” when they perform to their full potential, and that’s just what they did at MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Tuesday evening.

In treacherous conditions, the Gills battled the elements and an in-form Crewe, previously unbeaten in ten matches, to mercilessly sweep aside a team that many are tipping for a promotion push. The Kent side, in pursuit of three valuable points, were relentless under the Priestfield floodlights, triumphing 4-1 in what proved to be an entertaining spectacle of high-pressing football.

Olly, who struck twice on a satisfying night for Gills fans, is confident that there is even more to come from a team in their ascendency.

The on-loan Hearts man said: “This Gillingham side work hard and that’s what we are about. It’s not a nice place for teams to come. We have a lot of quality. As long as we are ‘at it’ with intensity, then the quality will shine through.

“I thought we played really well and the tactics were spot on. We got in their faces. They are a really good passing side and we saw that in the first 30 seconds when they turned into Barcelona for a bit. After that we dealt with them.

“They are a good side; a lot of people speak about Crewe being a top side in this league. I think we have shown that we can be a top side too.”

With Sunderland away next, the games aren’t getting any easier, not that Olly Lee is losing any sleep over it; he relishes testing himself against the best teams on the biggest stages.

The midfielder said: “It’s good fun there at The Stadium of Light, it’s nice to stick a few goals in their net too. I got one last year, so hopefully I can get another this year.

“We know we can go there and put on a good show but they have some top players. On their day they are probably the best side in the league, but we know when Gillingham turn up people don’t want to play us. We look forward to the challenge.

“I like playing against teams who are considered the best in the league because I can show how good I am as well. I really do think that the sky is the limit for this side. We have to keep getting better and better and take each game as it comes. We are playing our stuff and long may it continue.”

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