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No fears for Sven over Leds

Posted on 12 June 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).

Sven Goran Eriksson has insisted he has no worries about plunging Ledley King in against France in England's Euro 2004 opener tomorrow.

With John Terry ruled out of the clash in Lisbon with a hamstring injury it is between Ledley and Liverpool's Jamie Carragher to partner Sol Campbell. Terry is expected to be fit for the second group game Switzerland next Thursday.

Eriksson said: ""Jamie Carragher is more experienced with international football, but Ledley King is maybe a little bit quicker and a better header.

"You can't give someone experience, the only way is to play them. I'm not worried about it though as he seems to be very calm. I don't think he's a nervous person.

"You can never be sure when you meet Thierry Henry, of course, but I think - and hope - that we are ready.

"We must keep our shape though. If you don't have that, you must go home - especially against France. If they find space, they will kill us on the counter-attack."