Tottenham legend Ledley King thanks fans for supporting young stars

The Tottenham under-18s have one foot in the FA Youth Cup final.

Not many a man carries the same clout post-retirement at Tottenham Hotspur more than Ledley King. The defender, known for his speed, composure and intelligence, is still a revered Tottenham legend, despite having to curtail his career early in 2012.

The 'cartilage free captain' was a one club man, playing for Tottenham from 1999-2012 despite a litany of injury problems.

The 34-year-old is now a club ambassador and youth coach and yesterday he helped guide Tottenham Hotspur's under-18 side to a first-leg victory over London rivals Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup.

Goals from Joshua Onomah, who recently played for the Tottenham first-team, and Kazaiah Sterling did the job in a 2-0 victory.

There was plenty of support for the Tottenham youngsters last night and King wanted to thank them via his official Twitter account:

Interest in the Tottenham youth team is understandably high. The first-team have used the likes of Harry Kane, Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason with aplomb this campaign - so undoubtedly Tottenham fans are really excited about the next proteges to potentially break onto the scene.

It might just be one of the players who featured in the excellent win against Chelsea.

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