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Ledley's liking

Posted on 12 October 2004  - 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 reports that the 'relaxed' approach of Jacques Santini is just to his liking.


Even Roget's Thesaurus must be running out of words to describe the form and increasing stature of the central defender since his England adventure of the summer and the arrival of Santini and the new management team in July.


Ledley reasons that the style of the Head Coach suits him and he is enjoying the methods employed by the Frenchman.


"I think everyone is enjoying it," said the 23-year-old, currently on England duty for the assignment against Azerbaijan. "It is new for everyone, the coaching staff, and everyone is enjoying the training.


"The manager listens to players and he has got a relaxed approach - it is good. It is different for me, it is the first foreign manager I've played under and it is probably closer to my style, relaxed, and I enjoy it."


Ledley added that the fostering of a fine team spirit is a big factor in a start that has seen the boys lose just one league game in eight so far this season.


"It has been a great start to the season. We've had to bond and the results are there. It is definitely as good a spirit as I've known and staying unbeaten in the first six games was something new to us - especially with the clean sheets.


"The team spirit has to be good for that to happen."


Meanwhile, Ledley reflected on the fact that he has picked up just three yellow cards in 138 first team appearances for the club could have something to do with the fact that he tends to avoid reckless lunges for the ball.


"Possibly, I don't really go for silly balls. I tend to just stay on my feet and run until I know I can get to it."


An intelligent player, perhaps?


"That would be nice - it sounds nice anyway."