In celebration of Deadly Ledley
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The Tottenham Hotspurs legend Ledley King is aspiring to become a football coach after a legendary playing career. The defender spent 13 years in the London club Tottenham during which he featured under top managers such as Glenn Hoddle, George Graham and Harry Redknapp. The 36-year old retired without any prior plan following his frequent […]
Former Tottenham Hotspurs defender Ledley King has stated that he is happy with the signing of Davinson Sanchez and that he is sure that he will be a wonderful player for the London team.
King who has played more than 300 games for Tottenham Hotspurs said that this is a wonderful investment for the team and that he is sure that the player will be a favorite with the fans.
He said that he has watched him play a couple of time and that there is no doubt that he will be a major success with the London side.
Ledley King believes that Tottenham Hotspurs have the potential to win the title, but it will all depend on how they cope with both the Premier League and the Champions League. He said that last season they went out of the Champions League at the group stage, and this allowed them to focus on the domestic league but this time around they will want to go as far as they can in Europe.
At the same time, they will have the issue of playing their home games at Wembley, and this can influence their domestic results.
However, Ledley King believes that there are enough quality and strength in depth in the squad to help them compete in both competitions. He said that it has always been the dream of Tottenham Hotspurs to establish themselves as a top club again and they will have to compete in both tournaments in order to remain in this selective group of clubs.
Tottenham Hotspurs legend Ledley King is wishing Scott Parker the best in his new role after he was appointed the club’s Under-18 coach.
King, Parker, Brad Friedel and Michael Dawson participatedin the coaching programme at White Hart Lane run by the head of coaching and player development John McDermott. King became a part time youth coach in the summer of 2014 bit he soon stopped. He claimed he “wasn’t ready” then but is confident that Parker is better equipped for the role.
“Scott has been doing his badges for a while and I think he understands that more than I did. He’s further down the line with his badges – he’ll have no problem. It wasn’t stressful but it was different,” King said.
King added that the way the game is played now has evolved, and that it was “different to how [he] was coached.” He said Scott would have learnt the new ways of doing things as he worked on his badges along the way.
The retired Spurs man then lauded McDermott for having a great eye for players and coaches. He claimed the teacher has seen a lot of coaches and knows the best ones that would succeed at the club.
Parker developed through the youth ranks before moving to play for several top sides. He played for his national team side and is keenon progressing as a coach. King claimed he could love to return to coaching sometime. For now he remains the club’s ambassador.
Ledley King has said that Robbie Keane was worthy of helping him lift the Carling Cup title back in 2008, the last time Tottenham won a title.
Leicester City fought off competition from Spurs – and 5000 to 1 odds – to emerge winners of the Premier League last year while Antonio Conte and his boys remained resolute as Chelsea waltzed to the title this year.
The 2008 triumph was the last time Spurs celebrated a title win. King and Jonathan Woodgate were very impressive when Spurs defeated the Blues 2-1 at Wembley to lift that title. King was injured for most part of the season but he put on a brilliant display when it mattered the host, wearing the captain’s arm band.
King praised Keane for the brilliant job he did in his absence, adding that the skipper was very qualified to join him in lifting the title. He claimed he thought it was right for two of them to lift the title.
Aside the MLS, that was Keane major title in his career and he was quite emotional about it. He was well received on his return to White Hart Lane despite the club having many raving youngsters around. At the final game of the league against Manchester United, the fans appreciated the player with Keane being very pleased with the reception.
There have been numerous comments on when Spurs would win a title with the current generation of top talents, in the season review. Next season, the competition is expected to be stiffer with Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho out of excuses and Arsene Wenger keen on a glorious exit.
For the past few years, Tottenham Hotspur has been able to snatch the top 5 spots of the Premier League which is a very impressive feat for a club to accomplish but even though they have consistently been able to get into the top of the English Premier League, Tottenham has struggled trying to win a major piece of silverware.
From there on out, Tottenham has not managed to add any major trophy to their collection but Ledley King is hoping and optimistic that his former team is able to win the current edition of the FA Cup.
Tottenham Hotspur has qualified for the semi-finals of the 2016-17 and are scheduled to face off with Chelsea on April 22 and Ledley King feels that Mauricio Pochettino can push his squad to success.
“I feel like Mauricio Pochettino is on the verge of winning another trophy. We’re in the semi-finals of the FA Cup and we have a tough game against Chelsea but it’s the game that we can win; we beat Chelsea already this season.So yeah, I really do feel the players and the manager are on the verge of something special. So hopefully it would be nice to get a trophy, starting this season.” Former Tottenham Hotspur player Ledley King said.
Ledley King spent his entire football career performing with Tottenham but despite having invested so much of his time in the English outfit; it wasn’t a very successful career as he was only able to win the League Cup in 2008 but King is hoping that with the recent addition of Mauricio Pochettino, it can change things in the near future.
Tottenham player Harry Winks has opened up on his future plans of becoming a legend at White Hart Lane.
The player who would be 21 years old next month is set to play in the FA Cup against Aston Villa but he is almost sure he would be a one-club man. The midfielder has been with the club since his fifth birthday says he wants to remain at the club achieve all the successes he wants without leaving.
“I just want to play as many games as I can. Any game for Spurs is a brilliant one. I have been here since I was five so there was never any chance of me going to another club,” he said.
The player seems to still be star-struck despite his being moved to join the senior team after he impressed in the feeder team. He described the feeling as “brilliant.”
“At first it was a bit strange, like ‘wow, I am here.’
There I am training with Eriksen, Vertonghen, Dembele. As time goes on and you get more games and train with them every day it just get a bit more natural, but it’s important not to get arrogant about it. To stay level-headed,” Winks added.
He described Ledley King as his favourite Spurs player.
“Ledley King is my hero. He is an absolute legend at our club. A proper defender and one of the best England has produced for years,” he said.
On joining the first team he said the coach Mauricio Pochettino has been a massive inspiration after deciding not to send him out on loan. He lauded the manager for being “approachable” and added that the mutual admiration was the reason he celebrated with the coach at the touchline after his first goal in the Premier League on his debut against West Ham.
Spurs former captain Ledley King has heaped praises on the club’s current defender Kyle Walker.
In the 2016/17 season, Walker is arguably the best right back in England. His sterling performances have contributed to the Spurs’ feat this term. The Mauricio Pochettino side is yet to lose league game this season. The former Sheffield United player has struggled with injuries a bit this term as well, but his performance, when fit, earned him King’s commendation.
“It takes a while to get back to your levels and it’s testing time whenever you are out for a long period, there are tough moments and it takes time to get things right again. It does allow you to reflect on your game, what you want to do and where you want to be when you get back playing. Kyle has come back stronger than ever,” King told the club’s website.
Tottenham have a long way to go if they want to end up as Premier League champions. They currently place 5th but are four points behind log leaders Chelsea. Whilst the team has been consistent in managing expectations, there is an obstacle holding them from moving beyond the current level. A string of draws in October ensured they remained behind even as power changed hands three times.
Spurs are set to play Chelsea, Swansea City and Manchester United in forthcoming league games, even as they are get set to exit the Champions League following a string of losses.
Notwithstanding the fact that injury has disturbed the former Tottenham center-back, it doesn’t reduce how much love the fans and supporters of the club have for him.
King believes that the players are really talented but Josh Onomah is a really big, powerful lad. Onomah just recently clocked 19 and has got a lot of potentials to showcase, same as defender Cameron Vickers. King also believes that a young lad by the name, Marcus Edwards, should be looked out for as well.
The 36-year old also talked on the players being left behind, he believes it was always difficult but the manager should have liked all the players together preparing at the same time, but, he knows that players need to rest in order to restore some energy after a long season.
“I think good players and strong players would use that as motivation for the coming season,” King said. “I’m sure they were disappointed over the summer. They’ll put that aside, look forward to coming back and playing football. I’m sure they will use it to show they’re top players in their own right, but as a team it just didn’t happen. And that’s been the case for England for a number of years. It’s nothing that’s particularly new. They’ll be raring to go.
“I’m hoping the consistency from the squad, we’re very settled. The manager is young, ambitious and hungry; the players are the same. We have a settled group, not much change, just looking to strengthen in the right areas as a squad and I’m hopeful that will play a big part going into the start of the season, because the other teams are going to have 4, 5, 6 new players in their starting line-up. Hopefully we can hit the ground running (thanks to the) continuity.”