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The heat is on

Posted on 18 July 2005  - 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 admitted it was tough going adjusting to playing in the heat and humidity in our opening game against Boca Juniors on Saturday.

We head back to Suwon tonight for our second Peace Cup outing against Sundowns of South Africa with the experience now of playing a match in a very warm climate and Ledley feels it will be easier second time around.

"It was really hot, we have been training out here and we knew it would be difficult to play as it gets very humid and it feels like there is not much air," he reflected. "You do one run and feel a bit more tired than you usually would - it takes a while to get your second wind out there.

"It is something we will get used to, but I think it would be impossible to play an English style game. Boca were more used to the heat and you have to adapt your game a bit."

The team did well to recover from a shaky start against the Argentinean side, overturning a 1-0 deficit with a goals from Jermain Defoe and Mido. The boys dictated the play for a good spell before Boca became stronger in the final third of the match.

"It took us a while to get to grips with the game, then we got a lot more of the ball and were quite comfortable for a little period," added Ledley. "The two goals obviously made all the difference but, in the second half, we didn't really get playing again from the start and you could say it was a fair result."

Ledley was withdrawn from the action on 75 minutes but reports he will be fit and ready for the Sundowns clash.

"It was just a bit of cramp and it was decided to take me off. I'll be alright for the next one against Sundowns and we're looking forward to that."