Skip to main content

News

Subscribe to newsfeed 

LEDLEY REFLECTS

Posted on 30 March 2006  - 12:00

Ledley King admitted it was something of of a relief to emerge from the encounter with West Brom having taken the full three points.

Ledley King admitted it was something of of a relief to emerge from the encounter with West Brom having taken the full three points.

Bryan Robson's battlers took a first half lead and proceeded to produce a resolute rearguard action in an attempt to frustrate our attempts to level the match. It took a special finish from Robbie Keane midway through the second half to do that and a late penalty from the Republic of Ireland captain to record the win which put us three points clear of Blackburn.

"Of course there is a bit of relief," reflected Ledley back at Spurs Lodge. Before the game we set out for the three points, but we knew West Brom would come out with a fighting performance because they need every point they can get."

"So we knew it was going to be tough and when you go a goal down to a team in that position they get every man behind the ball and make it difficult for you. We found it difficult at times, but we kept believing in the way that we play and we always felt we could score the goals in the end."

It is easy to underestimate the challenge of unlocking a side who form such a tight and disciplined shape after taking a lead. Ledley believes the scoring of one goal is often enough for our creative forces in attack to completely alter the course of a game.

"The key is to score against them then it opens up a bit," he added. "If they score the first goal like they did the whole team has got something to defend.

"You just have to be patient and wait for your chances.

"We believe that Robbie and our other two strikers can score goals - and they believe they can too. It is great to have that in your team."