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King of the Lane

Posted on 7 January 2005  - 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 feels the key to a successful captaincy is to be himself.


The brilliant central defender was this week appointed Club skipper following the departure of Jamie Redknapp and it is clear the honour means so much to the England international.


"Of course, I've seen some great captains over the years here and it is amazing for me to be given the chance," reflected the 24-year-old. "Jamie was a great player, captain and ambassador for the club so it is nice to take over from him."


Ledley hesitated slightly when asked if he would be taking elements of captaincy style from the likes of Jamie and Teddy Sheringham.


"I don't know, I think I've got to be natural and be the way that I am. I think that is what will work best for me, but obviously you learn things from other captains and maybe bring bits into your game slowly. I think it is best to be natural though.


"I don't think much has changed too much in my head, I've had the armband for a few games and you feel great when you are wearing it. Nothing really changed for the Man Utd game, I was captain and felt great again."


Our longest serving player concluded by revealing whether we can expect any ranting and arm-waving from the new skipper...


"The lads are doing alright at the moment so there is no need for that!"