Ledley King rejects claims

Tottenham captain Ledley King has rejected claims that his side are in crisis, and is determined to have a strong end to the season.

Spurs were sitting pretty in third place with a ten-point advantage earlier in the year, but defeats to Arsenal, Manchester United, Everton and Norwich over the last two months has seen the Gunners overtake them in the top four.

Despite an unexpected defeat to the Canaries on Monday, King believes that Harry Redknapp’s men can end the season well.

“We will have to look at a few things and have a few words and try to move on from there,” he told The Guardian.

“I think that the earlier we kind of have a speak together about it, the better it will be. The only thing that needs to be said is that we need to stick together at this time, keep going until the end of the season and keep working hard for each other. There is not a crisis in any way.

“It’s up to the senior lads to lift the spirits of the rest of the lads and keep them there. It has been a long season and there are some tired legs but we have to keep pushing.

“We have top players. We have lost to Norwich but we have another big game that we have to get up for,” he concluded.

Spurs face London rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final this Sunday.

By Gareth McKnight