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RETURN OF THE KING

Posted on 23 February 2008  - 12:00

Ledley King is back at Wembley - and determined to follow in the footsteps of some of the Club's greats in lifting a trophy at the famous stadium.

Ledley King is back at Wembley - and determined to follow in the footsteps of some of the Club's greats in lifting a trophy at the famous stadium.

Club captain Ledley played in the first full England international at the 'new' Wembley when he helped England to a 1-1 draw against Brazil in June, 2007.

Now he's back in the world's most famous football stadium for Sunday's Carling Cup Final and dreaming of walking up the steps and lifting a trophy - just like Danny Blanchflower, Dave Mackay and Steve Perryman before him.

In this extract taken from his interview in the latest issue of our hotspur magazine - full details, CLICK HERE - Ledley tells us exactly what the final against Chelsea means to both him and the Club.

"I played there for England against Brazil and I thought it was an amazing stadium so to walk up the stairs and lift the trophy would be even better," he said.

"And while it was great to play for England there, to have the Tottenham fans in the stadium is going to be fantastic. It's something you dream about - the new place has got a real magic attached to it and it's great that I'll be playing there with Spurs.

"It's also a massive opportunity for us to win some silverware because we've promised a lot in the last couple of years without delivering.

"Getting to a final is a massive achievement in itself but it's not enough.

"Having tasted defeat in a final before in 2002, I know it's now a nice feeling to lose. To do that again is not something that myself and the rest of the team would want to go through."