Ledley King singles out key quality that could give Spurs the edge

The former Tottenham Hotspur defender has been previewing Sunday's Capital One Cup final.

Ledley King feels Tottenham's high fitness levels give them a 'really good' chance of winning the Capital One Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday should it go to extra-time, according to the London Evening Standard.

King, a former defender and club icon at the north London side, knows Mauricio Pochettino has been working his team extremely hard all season - and in pre-season training - and feels that work could give Spurs the ultimate reward at Wembley Stadium.

Tottenham beat Chelsea 5-3 on New Year's Day, overwhelming them with their energetic, high-pressing game.

But King feels it is another game - Spurs' north London derby win over Arsenal - that proves Pochettino's men stand a good chance against the Blues in the final.

"I think fitness is a big part of the team,” he told Standard Sport. “I do think that, if it goes to extra-time, that Tottenham with their fitness levels would stand a really good chance of winning the game.

“The game against Arsenal proved just how well Spurs can perform even when chasing game with only minutes to play. When you feel as fit as Tottenham, that’s something that you can relish and show off."

Spurs' high fitness levels have certainly paid dividends already this season, with Pochettino's side winning a number of points late on in games.

Chelsea may feel they are facing Tottenham at the right time to gain revenge for their New Year's Day defeat, however, as they are without a win in four games in all competitions - and were knocked out of the Europa League in miserable circumstances by Fiorentina on Thursday night.

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