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King for a night

Posted on 23 January 2002  - 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 insists we've nothing to be frightened of as we bid for semi-final glory against Chelsea tonight.

Claudio Ranieri's men arrive at the Lane defending a 2-1 lead in the second leg of the Worthington Cup semi-final. The winners will play Blackburn Rovers in the final at Cardiff next month.

Outstanding defender Ledley is expected to return to the starting line-up tonight after being rested on Saturday - the first game he's missed all season.

He said: "It's a tough one but we've played them twice and I believe we deserved something out of the games on both occasions, so we're not frightened of them in any way.

"We're at home and we'll be looking to impose our football on them."

Ledley suggested it would be a fine balancing act between going for the win and not exposing ourselves at the back. In simple terms, a 1-0 win would be good enough for us.

He pointed out: "We will look to defend properly, keep a clean sheet and we'll have to be on the top of our game to keep the front two quiet.

"Hasselbaink and Gudjohnsen work together well even though they are quite similar, so that's unusual.

"They drop off together, play close and you have to remain sharp all the time. We will have to stay switched on."

Ledley, still just 21, says it would be the fulfilment of a dream to make it to a cup final.

He explained: "To play in a final is something you want to do when you are young, you watch them on television and hope one day you might get there yourself.

"We're one game away at the moment. There are a lot of young players in the squad and it would be a great achievement."

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