Lee also suggested he is engaged in a running contest with Martial, with our leading goalscorer for 2020/21 taking up the challenge whenever the opportunity presents itself.
“We have a nice little battle actually,” said the keeper.
“I’m always on at him in training, always digging at him in training to try to do better.
“I’ll always try to get the upper hand whenever he’s shooting and, if we’re doing drills, and it might be really normal. We might be running a phase and passively shooting into the goal – the phase finishes in the middle third and the shot is not really full tempo. If Anthony shoots and I save it, I go: ‘1-0, Anto’. Then he’ll get this glint in his eye and the next one, it won’t matter if the gaffer says don’t worry about the shot in the end, he’ll come through and want to shoot in a one-on-one.
“He won’t even say anything, he’ll just do that [1-1], and then the next one, and we’ll do that all day. So a lovely little rivalry goes on between us.
“You might have caught it with the goal he scored at home against Bournemouth. He cuts inside and hits an unbelievable strike, then looks up in the stands at me, like that. I’m stood up giving applause, it’s the type of thing to do, but he’d have loved to score that goal against me, probably more than he would do against Bournemouth!”