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KING ON CRAZY GAME

Posted on 31 December 2007  - 12:00

Ledley King reflected that it was a 'crazy game' against Reading but insisted a defensive improvement is called for against Aston Villa on New Year's Day.

Ledley King reflected that it was a 'crazy game' against Reading but insisted a defensive improvement is called for against Aston Villa on New Year's Day.The skipper, on the comeback trail following his recovery following knee surgery, made way for Jermain Defoe just after the hour mark and so was not actually on the pitch for seven of the 10 goals that rattled the White Hart Lane nets on Saturday.

"It was a crazy game and people would have been wondering who was going to come out on top, but we managed to pull away in the end," Ledley looked back.

"I was saying to the lads that I missed seven goals! We were glad to come out with the win."

However, Ledley added that letting in four goals at home is a concern that needs addressing.

"Yes, to concede four at home is not pleasing and dampened the pleasure a bit. We have to defend better from set pieces and we will be working hard to tighten up. We can score goals but we need to work harder on stopping them.

For his own part, Ledley is simply happy to be back in the fold.

"I just want to stay injury-free, I've had no reaction from my knee so far and the more games I get the better I will be for it.

"Villa are good side who are doing well. I'll settle for a nice quiet game, but we'll see."