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Ledley's dream

Posted on 11 February 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 has taken a step nearer to one of his footballing dreams.

Our outstanding defender, still just 21, was named in Sven Goran Eriksson's full England squad for the first time on Saturday night.

Ledley joined Darren Anderton in a 24-man party for a the friendly against Holland in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

It's just reward and recognition for the form Ledley has produced week in, week out during a season he's started in all-but one of our 34 games.

Ledley admitted: "As a youngster it's what you dream of, playing for your country. If I'm lucky enough to do it it will be great.

"I've done okay in the last few games and I'll be confident. I always get nervous so that won't be anything different but I'll take it all in and try to enjoy it. I'm sure it will be a great experience."

Had all the talk of England and making the World Cup squad got to him? "I've just been trying to concentrate on my football," he said.

"I'm only young and I'm not going to put too much pressure on myself to make the squad.

"I will just concentrate on my football and what happens from there, happens. All I can do is go out there and play."

He did exactly that on Saturday, when he helped weather Leicester City's late storm in our 2-1 Premiership victory.

Ledley added: "It was important that we got back on track. It was a tough battle but I thought we deserved the points.

"It sprang into life a bit towards the end and that didn't help us too much, it helped them. They started to get on top a little but we held on.

"They are good at that, they make it a battle and that's what they want, they can control it more then. We want to pass the ball around but in the last 20 minutes it was tough."

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