By Harvey Byrne

Tottenham legend Ledley King has backed himself to make the current starting line-up, stating that he would never doubt himself.

The now 36-year-old spent his whole career at Spurs before retiring at the age of 32 in 2012.

His career was largely struck by injury, but he is still remembered fondly, playing in 297 fixtures for the north London side.

The current back four is also performing admirably in the league with centre-back stars Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen cementing the positions as their own.

King stated that he is happy with the current duo, but he has confidence in himself that he could get into the team.

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“I think the player I was, I would back myself at anytime,” said King to 101GreatGoals. “So I would never answer a question like that and say no, but I would like to say that I am more than happy with the two defenders that we have (Vertonghen and Alderweireld).”

Tottenham currently have the joint best defensive record in the Premier League alongside league leaders Chelsea with 11 goals conceded from their 16 fixtures.

They have also only fallen to defeat in just two fixtures this campaign, but they are sat in fifth after six draws and eight wins.

With 10 points now separating from the top it looks like the gap may prove too difficult to make up.

However, a top four spot is still well within their sights with three points separating them from Manchester City in fourth.

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