The former Tottenham defender Ledley King has said that he is confident that the current crop of players and the manager Andre Villas-Boas will be able to lead the players to a top four finish once again this season.
Tottenham finished in the fourth position last season, but were unable to qualify for the last 16 stage of the tournament due to Chelsea winning the Champions League. This was the second time that the club has finished in the fourth position in the last three seasons. However, they have recently changed their manager Harry Redknapp by bringing in the former Chelsea man Andre Villas-Boas.
So far, results have been mixed, but Tottenham are extremely close to qualifying for the Champions league next season. Ledley King, who announced his retirement from football last season, has said that one of the main reasons for the good form shown by the team this season has been the defender Steven Caulker. The youngster has been the replacement for King, and he has started in almost every match for Tottenham. He has been able to keep out the experienced players like Michael Dawson out of the first team. King has also praised the new signings like Mousa Dembele, who have been a major influence on the team.
“Obviously a lot of people read into what happened at Chelsea without really knowing what was happening there, instead looking at what you read in the papers, news and media. It was important the fans gave him a chance to show what he could do. He’s a great young manager, passionate about his football. It’s what fans want to see – a manager who shows that he cares about the team. The fans have taken to him now which is great to see,” said King in a recent interview. The 32-year-old is currently the ambassador at Tottenham.