Supporters Clubs QA with Ledley - Part 1
25 June 2013|Spurs Comms Team
Fans attending our official Supporters Clubs Awards at the Training Centre at the end of last season had a special surprise - the chance to meet our legendary former skipper and Club Ambassador Ledley King and ask him a question.
Clubs from all corners of the UK, Europe and beyond were represented, from Cumbria to Vectis Spurs on the Isle of Wight, to Ireland, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, USA and Oz Spurs from Australia.
Ledley answered questions on all subjects and we'll publish some of the highlights over the next couple of days - look out for Part Two tomorrow...
Do you have advice on how I can become a great footballer like you? From Dominic Leighton, Vectis Spurs
Ledley: "Keep playing, work hard and enjoy the game. As a kid, it’s all about enjoying it. I played with lads who had too much pressure on them at a young age and fell out of love with the game because of that. It’s important you enjoy it, play without pressure and always work hard at your game."
What job would you have gone for if you hadn’t made it as a footballer? From Daniel and Alex, Swiss Spurs
Ledley: "Players are often asked this question and I’m not sure, to be honest. As soon as I could walk I was playing football and in love with football. It progressed for me as a kid and that’s what I wanted to do, I didn’t have aspirations to do anything else. I’m sure I would have found something else within sport. There are no guarantees, I was never guaranteed to be a footballer and even as a kid, I had the dream I could make it, but I was one of the lucky ones. There were a lot of lads who were very talented but didn’t make it, and that's why it’s important to have something to fall back on."
How are you finding your new role within the club? From Roman, Chairman of Swindon Spurs
Ledley: "I’m thoroughly enjoying it and thankful to the club for offering me a role as soon as I finished playing, a difficult time for any player. It has allowed me to continue working with the club and it’s been great."
Look out for more from Ledley tomorrow....