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Ledley calls for clear heads

Posted on 31 January 2003  - 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 the team must clear their heads of the Newcastle disappointment and, once again, bounce back from a setback.

The recovery rate of this team is a remarkable one and defeats are usually responded to with a positive result next time around. Successive Premiership defeats have only occurred three times this season and after each an unbeaten sequence has followed.

So clear heads are called for at Stamford Bridge.

"I think we've got to," said the defender. "The Chelsea game is coming round so quickly so we have to focus on that now.

"They are playing well at the moment and we know it's going to be a tough game.

"We normally bounce back quickly from a defeat so that is what we are looking to do again.

"We still take a bit of confidence from how we beat them 5-1 last season. We know that we can beat them and that is the approach we've got to take."

Ledley will come up against a familiar face from the past again, with John Terry likely to be marshalling the Chelsea rearguard. Ledley played schoolboy football with Terry for Senrab, although he remembers the now powerful centre-half as a much smaller midfielder.

"He's a good player. He used to play in midfield when we were younger and you could see his qualities then. So I am not surprised he's done so well.

"He had a growth spurt and shot up, but even when he was quite short he was good in the air. Because of that I am not surprised he has dropped to the back."