Ledley King has told Sky Sports Super Sunday, which was broadcast on 10th April, that his favourite memory at White Hart Lane was the first time he played in a Tottenham Hotspur win over Arsenal.
Tottenham struggled to beat their near neighbours during King’s playing days, but the towering defender was involved back in the 2009/10 season when the Lilywhites picked up a 2-1 victory over Arsene Wenger’s side.
Prior to that match, the Lilywhites had failed to beat Arsenal for 20 league matches, but they finally ended that hoodoo by winning 2-1 against their North London rivals.
Tottenham, who were then managed by Harry Redknapp, took the lead when Danny Rose lashed in a wonderful long-range volley, and they extended their advantage through Gareth Bale.
Nicklas Bendtner did pull a goal back for the Gunners late on, and Spurs managed to hold on for a victory was was celebrated wildly.
“I’d probably say beating Arsenal for the first time,” King said, when asked about his favourite White Hart Lane memory. “That took a while, because they were a good team! It was Danny Rose’s wonder goal… that was a great moment.”
Tottenham are set to move out of White Hart Lane to move to their new stadium for the 2017/18 season.
The change of stadium of very exciting for the Lilywhites, but King also admits that the move is tinged with sadness.
“It’s sad that they’re leaving,” he added. “I’ve got some great memories here. I love the closeness of the fans.”