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Ready Ledley

Posted on 21 May 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 wants to enjoy the experience of Euro 2004 - but knows he has to be ready if he gets his chance.

The defender was named in Sven Goran Eriksson's 23-man squad for this summer's championships in Portugal on Monday.

"It's a fantastic opportunity but I have to be realistic and say I don't expect to start," said the 23-year-old.

"But anything can happen and I have to show the manager I'm ready to play if I'm called upon. I'll be working hard in training because I've also got a chance to prove myself in terms of future squads.

"It can only help my development if I get the chance to play against that kind of opposition. You can't get better than that. It would be a big test for me and it can't hurt for the rest of my career.

"That's how I feel about it. You've got to enjoy being part of a tournament like this but I also want to show people what I can do."