Ledley King comments on relationship between Spurs players and fans

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Ledley King says Tottenham Hotspur's players and fans are working in tandem.

Ledley King believes the relationship between Tottenham's players and fans is having a huge impact on the team's push for the Premier League title.

Mauricio Pochettino's side were buoyed on to beat Swansea City 2-1 on Sunday, despite being a goal behind until the 70th minute when Nacer Chadli equalised, allowing Danny Rose scored the winner seven minutes later.

It was the third time in a row in which they'd conceded the first goal in a Premier League fixture and come back to win the game, following recent successes against Crystal Palace and Sunderland.

And King, who captained Spurs until his retirement in 2012, is counting on the fans' backing once again during Saturday's north London derby against Arsenal.

"The fans are feeding off the players' energies and I think they really believe that even when the team goes 1-0 down they're going to come back and win it," the 35-year-old told TalkSPORT on Friday. "That's a great feeling for the fans and the players to have.

"There's a real belief around the club at the moment. That was evident against Swansea.

"The fans have a massive part to play. They will be making noise - this is the biggest game for them and hopefully the players can repay them."

Spurs can go six points clear of Arsenal and, perhaps more importantly, top of the league with a win, provided Leicester City lose against Watford.

King was a winner on three occasions against the Gunners during his playing days, scoring twice. However, he failed to finish above Arsene Wenger's men in any of his 14 seasons as a professional.

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