Throughout Ledley King’s career he was plagued by chronic knee problems which ultimately were one of the biggest factors which forced him on retiring 2 years ago as no effective treatment or remedy was found for the physical problems which he was suffering from during his football career as a Tottenham player.
Ledley King had to train on his own and undertake special fitness exercises which allowed him to play one first team game per week until it was the time for him to hang up his boots. He still continues playing an ambassadorial role for Tottenham and recently has defended the launch of a new jobs pilot which is aimed at getting black and ethnic minority teenagers into work.
The former Tottenham star said: Tottenham Hotspur and its foundation have a great track record in supporting local people into education, employment and training’’.
‘’I have seen first-hand the great work that the club is doing to get local people employed through its new stadium scheme and I’m personally proud to be involved in that’’.
Even though Ledley King has been retired since 2012, he is still regarded as one of the best defenders to play for Tottenham and he received special praise from Jermain Defoe who said that even though he could not train like the rest of his teammates, he still played spectacular on the actual match-day.
Jemain Defoe the Daily Mail: “Ledley was amazing. He couldn’t train because of his knee problems but he’d still be unbelievable on a Saturday. He read the game so well. You’d never see him making those last-ditch tackles and diving in; the classic defender tackles. Like a John Terry. Because he’d always read it so well he was already in the right place at the right time’’.