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King for a week - Ledley special

Posted on 8 October 2015  - 16:05

Ledley King was a welcome addition to the club's travelling party to Monaco last week and while he was with us in the Principality, our legendary former captain took time out to talk all things Spurs.

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We've diced up the interview into 'King for a week' with Ledley's views on seven subjects over the next seven days.

Ledley came through the Academy to captain the club, leading the team to Wembley success in the League Cup in 2008 and into the Champions League in 2010. A one-club man, he made his debut in 1999 and played 321 times for us in all competitions before a knee injury forced him to retire in 2012.

Back around the squad in Monaco, the perfect starting point was to ask just how much he missed playing the game for the club he loves...

"I miss performing," said Ledley, looking out over Port de Cap d'Ail in Monaco. "As footballers, we grew up wanting to play and that’s the thing you miss, playing in front of the fans and of course winning, that’s the buzz.

Below: Spurs TV special - Ledley's top five matches

 


"I’m sure when I’m 60, 70, I’ll still feel the same way. It never leaves you and you always believe you can still play!

"At the same time, I’m enjoying new challenges. I realise I’ll never play again so you can’t think too much about that side of it.

"I loved my time playing and it’s up to the players now to take the club forward and I’ll support them all the way in doing that."

Ledley is still heavily involved at the club in his role as Club Ambassador and is rightly proud of  our work in the community.

"It’s important for me to keep busy and the club have been great in terms of helping me to stay involved.

Below: Ledley takes Erik Lamela to his Skills Project

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"I’m enjoying working with the club in a different capacity now.

"I’ve seen how much work the club puts into community projects. That’s such an important role and the club realises its responsibilities and the impact we have in the community."

TOMORROW: Ledley talks Harry Kane...