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Has This Champions League Draw Made Ledders’ Knees Go All Trembly?
By Joe Fish -

Ledley King has warned that Tottenham Hotspur face a tough test against “surprise package” RB Leipzig in the Champions League last 16.

Spurs were handed what looks on paper to be a favourable tie at this morning’s draw for the first knockout phase, avoiding the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Barcelona.

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Leipzig though are leading the way in the Bundesliga and are six points better off than Bayern Munich, who beat us so convincingly twice in the group stage. They also topped a Champions League group containing Lyon and Benfica.

King was representing the club at the ceremonies in Switzerland today, and the one-kneed defender stressed that we cannot afford to take Leipzig lightly.

He told BT Sport, via BBC Sport: “It’s going to be a tough test. RB Leipzig play with pace and intensity and they have been a surprise package so far, so it will be a good game.

“You do not get much tougher than Bayern Munich but it’s tough going to Germany and Leipzig are a good side, and one we won’t be taking lightly.”

Leipzig are managed by 32-year-old Julian Nagelsmann, who The Times understood to be in consideration to replace Mauricio Pochettino before Jose Mourinho’s appointment.

It will be a battle of the master tactician versus the young prodigy.

With 21 goals in as many starts this season, striker Timo Werner is Leipzig’s main threat. Wouldn’t it be sad if somebody bought him in January?

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12 responses to “Has This Champions League Draw Made Ledders’ Knees Go All Trembly?”

  1. Tappaspur says:

    Marcus Edwards will be at a top club (hopefully back at ours) before he’s 24. Remember where you heard it first. He’ll play in the next world cup.

  2. Jonathan Asmerom says:

    A bit dumb saying our one club man and legend is one kneed without being tongue in cheek. He is the last captain to lift a trophy for us and was better then the racist John Terry when fit and deserves to be addressed as a legend every time.

    • Steve KillerCushion Williams says:

      Great player ledders was agreed.. But legends in my eyes are the very best in the game like messi and ronaldo.. Jimmy greaves is a legend, bill nicholson…. Ledders lifting the league cup was hardly the stuff of legends, birmingham and swansea managed to do that too.. Portsmouth and wigan managed the fa cup which is even better.. John terry in his prime was the best centre back in the prem and for england.. Ledleys a lovely guy i would rather him as my mate, but john terry in his prime i would rather in my team all day long. Mentality of a beast he was a born winner…. Perhaps we need to sign a nasty player or two. We been too soft for too long… Spursy, some might say

      • Tappaspur says:

        For me he’s a legend coz he spent his whole career with the club he loves. (That we love) He probably knew he wouldn’t win that much here but he still stayed to try to. Unlike another defender we had. KING is a “legend. Hoddle is a legend too.

        • Steve KillerCushion Williams says:

          Aye hats off to that its rare to stay loyal. Especially in recent years… But his standard of football he wasnt the best. He barely played centre back for england. Used as a squad player or sub often either defensive midfielder or centre back. John terry was the best and first choice. Rio ferdinand was 2nd.. Sol campbell was 3rd they were the standouts with a load of others with far less caps… Matthew upson had 21 caps which was about the same as king..

  3. Eddie says:

    I had a thought yesterday.
    Mourinho will move for Romero next month and offload Lloris .You never know.

    • PlayItAgainSamways says:

      I had a thought that we should try and sign Cillessen from valencia.

      That would be an ambitious signing

      • Tappaspur says:

        Yep. That Dutch keeper can keep. I’d swap him for any one of our keepers but not before consulting with pat Jennings first. What a lovely man he is. I have one of the seats (padded) from the pat Jennings suit at the old lane. Nope not selling it😊

      • Eddie says:

        That would be ambitious,however the fee would frighten Levy off.There are a lot of top keepers we could/should go for but for the Levy factor.
        I only mentioned Romero as Jose knows him well and they could fight it out for the no.1 slot.I understand he’s on less than a quarter of Lloris’ salary.Happy days for Levy.

  4. PlayItAgainSamways says:

    Was it true that we were looking to buy Werner?

    • Cabspur says:

      As soon as I saw his name it rang a bell ,I’m sure we were who knows with all the rubbish online.

      • Steve KillerCushion Williams says:

        Yeah we were linked with him for sure, (along with every other decent young striker in europe) when he was up and coming… We were also looking at martial and de ligt and isco in that window.. We were linked with over 50 players in that window and levy bought nobody at all.. The media embarrass themselves