Harry hails King Ledley

15 March 2009 08:10
Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp hailed the performance of Ledley King after his side won 2-1 at Aston Villa on Sunday.[LNB] Goals from Jermaine Jenas and Darren Bent were enough to ensure Spurs claimed an impressive triumph over high-flying Villa.[LNB]King and fellow centre-back Jonathan Woodgate particularly impressed for the North London club as Villa looked for a way back into the game.[LNB]Redknapp was quick to praise 28-year-old King, who suffers with a persistent knee problem that limits his time in training.[LNB]Redknapp told Sky Sports: "He is an amazing, amazing footballer. A top, top, top player. Him and Jonathan Woodgate are superb. And I have got Michael Dawson. Three great centre-halves.[LNB]Freak"Ledley showed pace. It's amazing. He genuinely doesn't train all week. He came back yesterday for the warm-up and that's it. But he can turn in performances like that. He is an absolute freak."[LNB]Of the result, he said: "We are playing well. To come to Villa, which is one of the most difficult places, and win like we did was superb.[LNB]"I've been delighted with what we've done since I've been here. I am delighted with the players. Their attitude has been first-class and their work-rate today was great."[LNB]Redknapp opted to replace Didier Zokora with Vedran Corluka on 35 minutes after the former had struggled to cope with the quality of Ashley Young.[LNB]ZokoraOn the decision, the Spurs manager said: "I played Didier at right-back against (Cristiano) Ronaldo at White Hart Lane and he did fantastic. And against Stewart Downing, and he was fantastic again.[LNB]"But today he found it difficult to cope with Young, who is a fantastic player. It was a bit of a problem. He didn't get close enough. And he got booked.[LNB]"I made the change and I think Charlie was fantastic. He did superbly - a great job for us."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports