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A sure King

Posted on 1 October 2010  - 12:00

Ledley King insisted he was always confident we would hold out against FC Twente on Wednesday night, despite a spell in the game when the tide appeared to be turning against us.

A sure King

Ledley King insisted he was always confident we would hold out against FC Twente on Wednesday night, despite a spell in the game when the tide appeared to be turning against us.

Goals from Rafael van der Vaart and a Roman Pavlyuchenko penalty saw us lead 2-0 early in the second half, but when the Dutch champions pulled one back and then van der Vaart was dismissed, Twente had us on the backfoot for a while.

Thankfull, a second penalty from Roman and a late strike from Gareth Bale sealed the points.

Not that it was ever in doubt in Ledley's mind.

"I wasn't too worried to be honest," said the skipper. "With our fabulous support here at the Lane, we were still looking dangerous and I felt we could score another goal and put the game out of Twente's reach.

"We kept going to the final whistle and I thought we thoroughly deserved it in the end."

The victory put us level on points with Inter Milan at the top of Group A and next up in our Champions League adventure is a trip to the San Siro to take on last season's treble-winners. It promises to be a tough encounter - Inter demolished Werder Bremen 4-0 on Wednesday - but Ledley says he can't wait for the game.

"We certainly fancy it, it's what we've been dreaming of," he added. "We've been wanting to play Champions League football for many years because it provides you with the opportunity to go to places such as the San Siro and test yourselves. We are really looking forward to it."