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Actions speak louder than words for Leds

Posted on 10 May 2010  - 12:00

Ledley King is delighted we've done our talking on the pitch this season.

Actions speak louder than words for Leds

Ledley King is delighted we've done our talking on the pitch this season.

Our captain and longest-serving player, Ledley admitted he was almost 'fed up' speaking about trying to break into the Premier League's traditional 'big four' over recent years.

That has all changed this season with fourth place secured thanks to an outstanding end of season run of nine wins in our last 12 matches including defeats of Arsenal, Chelsea and, crucially, Manchester City last week to achieve our goal.

"I've always felt we had a chance but after a while you get fed up talking about it, saying you believe you can do it and it doesn't happen," said Ledley. "Now we've done it.

"Perhaps expectations weren't as high of us going into the season because of the season before, perhaps we weren't the first name people were looking at to finish in the top four, but we've finished fourth and it's a fantastic achievement."

Ledley admitted Sunday's final-day defeat at Burnley was a disappointment though as we led 2-0 only for the Clarets to pull a goal back just before half-time and then take over in the second half, running out 4-2 victors.

"To concede four goals is not good, whichever way you look at it," reflected Ledley, who struck the crossbar with the score at 3-2 at Turf Moor.

"We started the game so well and looked in control but the goal just before half-time gave them momentum going into the second half.

"We came out and wanted to do the same things we did in the first half but it didn't happen for us. Fair play to Burnley, they put the pressure on, scored their goals and we couldn't get going again.

"We weren't sharp enough in the final third defensively and didn't do the kind of things we've done all season."