Sunday, 19 October 2008

Spurs Captain King: "The Players Are 100% Behind The Manager"

England International Ledley King is adamant that he does not fear for his future as a footballer, with the central-defender unable to play consecutive games for Tottenham Hotspur due to a persistent knee injury picked up in 2006, which has restricted the Spurs captains playing time at White Hart Lane.

28-year-old King has made just two appearances in the Premier League this season, with the two points Tottenham have picked up in the Premiership this campaign both coming with King in the side against Wigan Athletic and Chelsea.

“When you are out for a long time you think about your career, but I've tried to stay strong and, at the moment, I'm not fearful for it,” said King.

“The thing I'm fearful for is that the team's not doing so well and I'm not playing every game.

“I'm not thinking about finishing playing football at the moment, I'm just thinking about trying to do as much as I can to help.”

The North London club has struggled without the presence of King in defence this season and are rock bottom of the Premier League as they go into their clash on Sunday with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium, who are just above Spurs in the table.

Tottenham’s disastrous start to the season has seen manager Juande Ramos come under considerable pressure, with recent reports claiming the former Sevilla coach has just six games to save his job. Starting on Sunday against the Potters.

However, King insists that everybody at Spurs is behind the Spaniard and that there are no problems behind closed doors at White Hart Lane.

King added: “There's no problems off the pitch between players or staff and we're all just working hard to make sure we can improve our position.

“The only thing that is lacking at the moment is winning games. It's not through lack of effort or any problems in the camp.

“The players are 100 per cent behind the manager. We have no problems there. It's not so long ago that we won the Carling Cup and beat Arsenal and Chelsea along the way and everything was looking good, so I don't feel there's a massive problem.”

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