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Sully: Led's got the lot

Posted on 12 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).

Neil Sullivan says Ledley King has got the lot - and can only get better and better.

Our defensive prodigy was called into the full England squad for the first time for Wednesday's friendly against Holland in Amsterdam.

Our number one goalkeeper 'Sully' has seen Ledley's development at closer-quarters than most having played alongside him 29 times so far this season.

"Ledley's been great," said Neil. "He played last season and you could tell when he first came in and was learning his trade that he was very confident, very comfortable on the ball and really being first-choice centre-half now fills him with more confidence.

"The more he plays the better he gets and will get. He's come up against a lot of very good Premiership players this season and done well. He deserves to be in there.

"He's very level headed on and off the pitch. He gets on with his job, is technically very good, reads the game, is quick, strong, all you want from a centre half.

"He's very comfortable on the ball, not afraid to use it and his passing range is exceptional as well.

"He's got every single attribute that you'd want from from a centre-half and years are on his side as well."

So what would he gain from the experience?

"My first call-up seems a long time ago now!" said Sully, capped 25 times by Scotland.

"He's been lucky enough to be involved with the Under-21s and there are a few of them in the squad as well, so he'll know a few people, but just being around that calibre of player will improve him.

"The more you play with good players the better you become yourself and the better you realise to have to be to stay in there.

"It will give him confidence and at club level I'm sure we'll bear the fruits because he'll come back with a spring in his step and that will push him on to challenge for a place in the World Cup."

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