Spurs’ manager Harry Redknapp hailed his ‘amazing’ club captain after Ledley King returned to the starting XI for the first time since October. Ledley slotted in alongside Michael Dawson at Anfield yesterday and at times it looked like he’d never been away.
However, Harry’s post match comments revealed that he took a huge gamble on the player.
“Ledley was amazing,” Redknapp said. “He hasn’t played for seven months”
“He came back yesterday morning. I asked him how he felt and he said ‘not great’ I spoke to him before the game to see if he could get through a game but he said ‘I don’t know, I’m scared that I’m going to break down again.”
“I took a chance and thought that he might as well break down now instead of the first game back next season.”
There have been no post match reports of any problems with Ledley so it seems likely that he will continue against Birmingham, but was it worth the gamble or were Spurs putting what was left of the player’s career on the line?