Supporters Clubs' QA with Ledley - Part 2
26 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 a number of questions and having published Part One yesterday - here is Part Two...
What was your favourite moment in a Spurs shirt? From Sarah, Vectis Spurs
Ledley: "It has to be winning the League Cup in 2008 and being captain at Wembley, something you dream about. You watch cup competitions and see many great teams and players climb up the steps to collect the trophies. To be able to do that was my best moment. I remember the atmosphere was amazing, the fans were so loud and that certainly transmitted down to the players. We actually played well in the first half but ended up going 1-0 down to a great goal from Didier Drogba. Our heads could have dropped but we continued to play well in the second half and got our reward. It was a great day, not just one moment, but I particularly remember the spirit of the team to come back after going 1-0 down, to take the game into extra time and win it."
How did you manage to avoid getting yellow cards? From Toshihiro Odai, Spurs Japan
Ledley: "To be honest, some weren’t even yellow cards! It was just the way I played, I tried not to go to ground, to always stay on my feet and I always felt I had the pace to recover even if I was beaten. I preferred to stay on my feet and if you do that, you tend to avoid yellows and reds. I tried to keep my composure. There were times when I was angry but tried to make sure that it didn’t affect my game."
What would you like to see introduced into grass roots football? From Paul Dandy, Cumbria Spurs
Ledley: "That’s a tough one. What has changed a lot from when I was a youngster is the so-called ‘street football’, kids just on the street playing football, playing in big groups and that’s where youngsters always developed technique. That has been lost a little. There are so many other distractions now. In my opinion, it’s all about kids getting out there, playing and having a love for the game."