Ledley King backs Spurs for title challenge, citing Pochettino's settled squad as important

The former Tottenham defender expressed his delight at the lack of a squad overhaul this summer.

Ledley King backs Spurs for title challenge, citing Pochettino's settled squad as important
King back at White Hart Lane (photo: THFC)

Tottenham Hotspur legend Ledley King has backed his former team to challenge for the Premier League title once more in the upcoming season.

Speaking to Fox Sports in America, King revealed that he thinks the settled nature of Spurs' squad will give them the edge in a season where there's been mass change to Premier League squads. 

King thinks Spurs can hit the ground running 

"Hopefully we can hit the ground running, thanks to the continuity", said King, speaking about a Tottenham squad which has only seen two 'big' signings so far this summer.

Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen are both sensible, safe additions in areas of the pitch where the Lilywhites could definitely have done with an extra body. Aside from the impending deal for Georges-Kevin Nkodou, there aren't expected to be too many more men brought in to the Spurs squad, and no key figures are expected to leave, unlike in recent summers where the likes of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric have departed. 

Other teams new additions can benefit Tottenham in title hunt

King revealed that he hopest his will "have a big part to play in the new season", adding that others will be at a disadvantage because "the other teams are going to have four, five new players in their starting line-up", possibly referring to the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea

The likes of Manchester United have strengthened their first team with a number of signings (photo: BPI)
The likes of Manchester United have strengthened their first team with a number of signings (photo: BPI)

Speaking more about Spurs' squad, King said; "The manager is young, ambitious and hungry; the players are the same. We have a settled group, not much change, just looking to strengthen in the right areas as a squad."

There is a worry for some that some Spurs players could struggle for motivation this season after disappointments at Euro 2016, with the England players failing to do well, and Hugo Lloris losing out in the final with France. However, King doesn't think this will be a problem, stating that "strong players would use that as motivation" to do even better next time around.