The former Tottenham defender and captain Ledley King has said that he is extremely confident that the England debut will be a good thing for the Tottenham defender Steven Caulker.
The defender has been one of the surprising packages for Tottenham this season, as he has been able to form a strong defensive partnership with William Gallas. The 20-year-old defender has a bright future ahead of him according to many pundits due to the maturity in his displays even at this early stage in his career. He has been able to keep out the experienced players like Michael Dawson out of the team.
This has also led to the call-up to the England national team that will play against Sweden in a friendly match on Wednesday night. He could be making his debut if selected for this match, and the former Tottenham defender Ledley King reckons that it will make him an even better player. The 31 year old Ledley King announced his retirement last season after failing to recover from the long term injury struggle against knee problems. He is set to become part of the Tottenham backroom staff. He has had a total of 21 England caps since making his debut in 2002.
“Having been there myself, it’s a big confidence booster when you first go into the England squad. You come back to your club with your head held high. You’re so confident and you really believe you are a player. It was a brilliant feeling and it will be beneficial for Tottenham when Steven wins that first cap. He has been fantastic. He has slipped into the team seamlessly and is so composed for one so young,” said the Tottenham defender. Despite the good start on a personal level, Caulker has seen the team struggle this season.