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Ledley on United challenge

Posted on 25 April 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).

The eyes of the football-watching nation will be on White Hart Lane on Sunday and Ledley King views the occasion as the perfect platform to showcase the talents of the team.

Naturally, most neutrals will be tuning in to the live encounter to witness the latest dramatic episode in the title tussle between Manchester United and Arsenal. For Ledley and Spurs supporters it is all about the chance to snare a big scalp in the race to secure as high a Premiership finish as possible.

While there will be the inevitable talk about a win lending a helping hand to the neighbours, Ledley points out that the team were in a similar position last season when Liverpool arrived at the Lane with serious thoughts of the title.

"Everyone is going to be looking at the game and it is a chance for us to go for a big result after an indifferent couple of months," said the defender. "It would be nice to get a result.

"We spoilt it for Liverpool last season and might yet have another say in it. It will make it interesting.

"There is a lot on the game. For them, they are obviously going for the league, while we are fighting for every point that we can at the moment to strengthen our place in the table. It should be a good game - it always is."

On the back of his big contribution to the win at West Brom, Ledley added the he is in a confident frame of mind going into the challenge of shackling the likes of Ruud van Nistelrooy.

"I am confident. My form has improved recently and it is a great chance to test myself. These are the games you want to play in, where you can see how far you've come."

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