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Ledley is King of defenders

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Tottenham debutants Scott Parker and Emmanuel Adebayor may have stolen the headlines as Spurs recorded their first Barclays Premier League victory of the season, with a 2-0 win at Wolves on Saturday.

But Harry Redknapp reserved special praise for returning club captain Ledley King - who still has a pivotal part to play for the north Londoners this campaign he says.

"Ledley's an amazing player, one of the best centre-halves you'll ever see," said Redknapp. "He hasn't trained, hasn't kicked a ball, comes back and it's no coincidence we win the game 2-0.

"I brought him back into the side at Liverpool at the end of last season, same thing, we won 2-0. He's different class."


 

When pressed as to why the injury-plagued defender makes such a difference to the Spurs back line when included in the starting line-up, Redknapp continued:

"He gives an air of confidence because knows what he's doing and there is nothing better than having someone who gets in the right position before situations develop.

"Players around him respond to him," he concluded. "He's a top-class player."

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Emmanuel Adebayor
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