England’s Ledley King canada goose coat 1000 confident his knees can withstand World Cup 2010
Ledley King is confident his troublesome knees will stand up to the rigours of being England’s first-choice centre-back in the World Cup following the injury that ruled out the captain Rio Ferdinand.
The knee-ligament damage Ferdinand suffered in training on average cost canada goose jacket Friday appears to have made King best mens canada goose jacket the front runner ahead of Jamie Carragher to partner John Terry, while Michael Dawson has been recalled after initially failing to make the final 23.
King could be asked to play as many as seven games in the month – a big demand for a player who finds training difficult because of his own chronic knee complaints. Management of the condition kept the Tottenham defender out of yesterday’s training session, although he played a full part today.
“I like to believe so,” King said when asked if he could play a full part in the World Cup campaign. “The medical team, the facilities are second to none. I believe with the right help and support I can do that. The medical best canada goose coat for women team, the manager, have allowed me to do what I normally do. I couldn’t ask for any more than that.”
England are due to play the local Platinum All-Stars side tomorrow in their final warm-up match, five days ahead of their opener against the USA kids, with King expected to play at least 45 minutes.
“I’ve shown canada goose coat 1000 this season I can play games in quick succession,” said King, who stepped best ideas about canada goose outlet online on pinterest up his appearances during Totttenham’s run to fourth spot. “Monday to Saturday shouldn’t be a problem for me. However many minutes I get, I believe I will be ready if needed on Saturday.”
The defender added that he is confident he could form a solid central pairing with Terry. “I’ve known John for a long time. He’s a great communicator on the pitch and that’s what you need,” King said. “It is difficult. We’re not going to have much time for it regardless of me training once or twice a week.
“Communication is key and if that’s good, buy canada goose jacket london we have a good chance.”
King revealed his sympathy for Ferdinand, saying: “He was going to captain the side. Any player would be disappointed to miss out on the World Cup. He’s very disappointed at buying cheap canada goose outlet jacket online the moment. He’s going to stick around and show his support. Obviously [my] first reaction was disappointment for Rio. buy canada goose jacket online cheap As a friend and team-mate I felt for him. But I always prepare to play, so nothing’s changed in that respect.
“As a player you always prepare to play. buy canada goose jacket australia You never know what’s round the corner. At any time an injury could occur and you could be called upon.”