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Hughton joy for Ledley

Posted on 18 May 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Chris Hughton couldn't hide his delight after Ledley King made it into England's Euro 2004 squad.

Sven Goran Eriksson made his squad announcement yesterday with our new recruit Paul Robinson one of three goalkeepers but Jermain Defoe missing out on a striker's role. However, he has been named number 24 in the squad and travels to the training camp in Sardinia and takes part in the pre-Euro 2004 tournament in Manchester.

Coach Chris, who has overseen Ledley's development from U17s to reserves to first team and now international in six years at the club, said: "It's fantastic for Ledley and reflective of the type of season he's had for us.

"It was a tough season and Ledley did equally well in midfield but of course, the one performance he had for England at centre-half left a great impression.

"I've no doubts he's in the squad not just because of that one game but because of the form he's shown for us this season.

"I think it's a right inclusion in the squad and almost a gauge of how far he's come now.

"Ledley is one of those players who you would see as a good international player."