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Ledley's case for the defence

Posted on 15 January 2002  - 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 says the boys at the back are determined to put Saturday's defensive mishaps behind them and make sure they don't happen again.

The boss and commentators were slightly critical of the marking against Ipswich which led to the conceding of two goals at Portman Road from free headers. For his part, Ledley has taken the criticism on the chin and insists he will learn from the mistakes.

"Definitely," said Ledley, who admits to having the final touch for Ipswich's winner. "Personally I was disappointed with my marking for the first goal. The second one came off me, I tried to make up for the man who got away and the ball came off me.

"We're disappointed to concede two goals from corners and we'll be making sure that doesn't happen again.

"Mistakes do happen, of course they do. It's about learning from them, picking them out and making sure they don't happen too often."

However, Ledley will not be claiming Ipswich's second - credited to John McGreal.

"I don't want to claim it," he smiled. "I think it came off me last but I won't be claiming it."

We have the chance to put a disappointing result behind us with a bumper week of cup and league action.

"We've got three crucial games coming up, starting off with the FA Cup, and we're looking forward to it - it's going to be exciting times for us," added Ledley, who is not daunted by the favourites tag ahead of the trip to Coventry.

"I think we're used to that now. It's the cup and a lot of times there are underdogs and favourites. We've got to go out and make sure we do a professional job, that we treat them like any other game and do the job."