Skip to main content

King call up

Posted on 9 August 2001  - 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).

Ledley King has been called-up by new England under-21 coach David Platt for the friendly fixture against Holland at Reading on Tuesday August 14.

The 20-year-old has already won five caps as he became a regular under previous coach Howard Wilkinson. Leds is joined in the squad by a familiar face — recently departed Spur Luke Young.

Platt said at the announcement of his first squad: "There has been a lot of organising to do over the past couple of weeks but I'm delighted to be getting down to the business of football matches now.

"I've seen a lot of players in pre-season action in just a couple of weeks but seeing them playing once from the stands is nothing compared with getting to work with them on the training pitch.

"We have got three very important European Championship qualifying games coming up so this game against Holland is an excellent first test for both the players and myself. It's a challenge that we're all looking forward to and have every confidence in what is a highly talented and capable squad."

Squad: Kirkland (Coventry), Barry (Aston Villa), Johnson (Derby), Upson (Arsenal), Davis (Fulham), Dunn (Blackburn), Greening (Middlesbrough), Young (Charlton), Bridge (Southampton), Vassell (Aston Villa), Weaver (Man City), Chadwick (Man Utd), Jeffers (Arsenal), King (Tottenham), Pennant (Arsenal), Cole (West Ham), Terry (Chelsea), Parker (Charlton), Wright (Liverpool), Prutton (Nott'm For), Bramble (Ipswich), Ameobi (Newcastle), Riggott (Derby), Defoe (West Ham), Wilson (Middlesbrough), Christie (Derby), Taylor (Arsenal).

Holland coach Louis van Gaal has named Premiership new boys Ruud van Nistelrooy, Boudewijn Zenden, Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Edwin van der Sar in his squad for the friendly against England at White Hart Lane on Wednesday August 15.

Van Nistelrooy, Manchester United's £18.5m recruit from PSV Eindhoven, could line up alongside Chelsea's Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in attack.

Van Bronckhorst, signed by Arsenal from Rangers, and Zenden, who joined Chelsea from Barcelona , are a possible midfield partnership.

Van der Sar, signed by Premiership new boys Fulham from Juventus for an undisclosed fee, competes with Liverpool's Sander Westerveld for the keeper's jersey.

Chelsea's Mario Melchiot completes the Premiership contingent and Bobby Petta's form for Scottish champions Celtic has earned him a place and the possibility of making his Holland debut against Sven-Goran Eriksson's men.

Squad: Van der Sar (Fulham), Westerveld (Liverpool), Waterreus (PSV), van Nistelroy & Stam (Man Utd), Kamphuis (Schalke), Davids (Juventus), Petta (Celtic), Hasselbaink, Melchiot & Zenden (Chelsea), Hofland & van Bommel (PSV), Kluivert, Cocu, Overmars, Reiziger & Frank de Boer (Barcelona), Paauwe & van Hooijdonk (Feyenoord), Landzaat (Willem II), Makaay (Deportivo la Coruna), van Bronckhorst (Arsenal).