Tottenham Hotspur captain Ledley King might have hoisted the Carling Cup with his Spurs team mates but the 27-year old England international knows better than most that he is still short of full recovery from his knee problems that have plagued him all this season.
Yet King is disinclined to let optimism seep away. He says:
At the moment it’s been a tricky situation, but hopefully I will get it right, even if it’s not this season it will be next season.
I am not worried about it one bit, I’m confident.
I have a lot of football to come and will stay with the team. I’m confident there are more trophies to come. As a team, we’re going places.
My desire has not gone away. I’m not 100 per cent at the moment, I haven’t done much training in the last month or so.
Once I get my knee right, I will be (100 per cent) but I’m not worried about that.
Possibly by next season, King will be back to his best and claw himself out of the injury monster’s grasp. Till then Spurs have to fight on and so they will.