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King promises to continue playing

Spurs defender Ledley King
King played in 24 league games last season

Tottenham defender Ledley King has insisted that he can carry on playing despite his chronic knee problem.

King was limited to 24 league appearances last term but has featured four times for Spurs this season.

The 28-year-old will be looking to add to that tally against Chelsea on Sunday and insists there is more to come.

"I still think I can play after this season," he said. "For me I still want to play football, so whatever way I look at it, I'll continue to play."

The centre-back, who does not train between matches but keeps fit by swimming and work in the gym, is also ready to answer England's World Cup call in 2010.


"First I have to be fit, second I have to be playing well," he said. "If I am going to do things then I might want to speak to the England manager to see how I could be useful to the squad.

"If he felt that way we'd have to take it from there. I just want to stay fit for the season and play well."

King, whose contract at Spurs runs out at the end of the season, added that he would like to finish his career with the club he joined as a trainee in 1998.

"I'd love to stay at Tottenham and see out my career," he said. "I don't know what's going to happen so we'll see. I want to keep playing football as long as I can."

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see also
Redknapp determined to keep King
03 Mar 09 |  Tottenham
Capello hits back in King dispute
27 Mar 09 |  Tottenham
King suffers knee injury setback
31 Jul 06 |  Tottenham
15. Ledley King
25 May 04 |  Players to Watch

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