King represented England 21 times and was taken to the 2010 World Cup as part of Fabio Capello's squad but injury ruled him out early on - leaving the defender wishing he could have enjoyed a decent run in tournament football for his country. Sometimes, for a centre half, less is best. This is the new day job for the former Tottenham captain and five months after his retirement from football, he seems at ease, happy in fact. His high standards started to slip last season, however, and the left knee worsened after a training-ground collision. The piece below is poignant, something I wrote for 2Hal/ves, a one-shot fanzine released on the day of the North London derby in October, 2009. 5 years ago. ‘I’ll probably always think about what might have happened without the injuries,’ said King. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. This gives me responsibility.’, There are no plans for a Paul Scholes-style comeback, but he does look super-lean. The two former England internationals used to play alongside each other as youngsters for London side Senrab before becoming rivals on the Premier League stage. Lloris sends... Jurgen Klopp is delighted as Nat Phillips is awarded man of the match, CCTV shows UFC star Jon Jones chasing away a suspected burglar, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to loss against Arsenal, Arsenal's Mikel Arteta reacts to win against Manchester United, England's Eddie Jones hails second half performance in 34-5 win, Mourinho: Bale doesn't yet have 90 minutes of PL action in his legs, West Ham manager David Moyes reviews his side's loss to Liverpool, Premier League football to continue under second lockdown, Brighton boss downplays VAR controversy during Tottenham match, Neymar hilariously jumps out of his chair after a Halloween prank, Jose Mourinho pleased with Gareth Bale's 'intelligent' play, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says Burnley win is a 'nice step forward'. I'll look back and realise I gave it everything I could to try to perform but it was difficult.". But injury is not the only reason why we have yet to be graced by a Daniel Levy announcement justifying a £30m transfer of King to Old Trafford (along with a generous donation to the Tottenham Foundation). The central defender has been troubled by chronic knee problems throughout his career.
King was praised by even Fabio Capello, who described him as one of the best in the country. ‘When my knee started coming up I was 25 or 26 and was starting to feel I had a good understanding of the game and my position and could go from strength to strength. The end: King was forced to retire in July 2012, Subscribe to Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror newspapers, Pep Guardiola hints at second Premier League lockdown: "Football cannot be an exception", Pep Guardiola saw his Manchester City side beat Sheffield United on Saturday, but was unsure whether the Premier League should continue after the game, Roy Keane dismisses Man Utd title hopes while three players are still in the team, United have picked up some decent results since the international break and go into Sunday's clash with Arsenal off the back of a 5-0 win in Europe, but Keane doubts their title credentials, Paul Pogba blames Arsenal's tactics for Manchester United defeat, Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in what was a closely-contested match against Manchester United, Roy Keane accuses Arsenal stars of "lacking respect" for Mikel Arteta after Man Utd win, Arsenal finally ended their Old Trafford hoodoo after Aubameyang's penalty, but the Man United legend wasn't happy with some of Arteta's match winners, Man Utd chiefs received Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sack message before Arsenal defeat, Manchester United were flat at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon as Mikel Arteta's Arsenal came away with a 1-0 victory courtesy of a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty, Petr Cech opens up on surprise inclusion in Chelsea's Premier League squad, The 38-year-old was named in Frank Lampard's squad last month to provide emergency goalkeeper cover, while he will continue in his role as a technical and performance advisor, Gary Neville on impact Virgil van Dijk injury has had on Liverpool dressing room, Gary Neville has compared Virgil van Dijk's absence to that of Eric Cantona's, when he was hit with a nine-month suspension for kung-fu kicking a fan back in 1995, Lionel Messi told 'you know where the door is' in row at Barcelona, Quique Setien and Lionel Messi had a fractious relationship, and during one argument the former Barcelona boss allegedly told the Argentine he knows where the door is, Ian Wright lauds "new era" at Arsenal as he hails Mikel Arteta after Man Utd win, Arsenal legend Wright insists the Gunners have turned a corner after they ended their 29-game barren run on the road against 'Big Six' Premier League opposition, David Alaba responds to Bayern Munich contract decision with transfer statement. That’s made it easier for me to make this transition.’. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. ‘There was a lot of self-motivation involved, talking to myself. At half-time, they looked at it and there was clearly a tear. ‘I was just cheating out there, getting by.
‘I didn’t like to go to ground because if my knee bent and jolted up that was really uncomfortable. That marks you out as a top defender, it’s the decisions. King has so much quality that if he had asked his agent to go looking he would not have been short of suitors. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Hugo Lloris – having decided to stay over the Summer transfer window, and with the captaincy firmly in his hands, he is fast becoming part of the fabric of the club. ': Ian Wright hails Arsenal's progress under Mikel Arteta after Spanish boss steers his side to their first away win against a Big Six team in more than 2,000 days, 'He's getting better but we don't know': Pep Guardiola raises the prospect Sergio Aguero may play some part in Manchester City's crunch clash with Liverpool after talisman's hamstring injury, Tyson Fury's fighting return to the UK WILL go ahead in London on December 5 regardless of whether fans can attend with German heavyweight Agit Kabayel given 24 hour deadline to accept fight - as Anthony Joshua plans to move his fight abroad, The star Guardiola compared to Phil Foden, a midfielder whose feisty side impressed Lampard's No 2 and the keeper taking notes from Dean Henderson: The Chelsea and Man City kids aiming for the Premier League ahead of tonight's FA Youth Cup final, Real Madrid dealt coronavirus blow after defender Eder Militao tests positive ahead of Champions League clash with Inter Milan - but the rest of Zinedine Zidane's squad are given clean bill of health, 'That competition pushes us all': Ben Chilwell hails Chelsea's strength in depth after Timo Werner was a late replacement for the injured Christian Pulisic before victory over Burnley, Jurgen Klopp defends Mohamed Salah from 'diver' jibes as he reveals he has 'a proper knock on his foot' - after Tony Cascarino said Liverpool forward's tumble for a penalty was 'an insult to Nobby Stiles and the game he loved', Modric set to join Tottenham tour of South Africa despite demanding Chelsea switch, Chelsea test Spurs' resolve with £27m bid for Modric after suffering Essien blow, Jurgen Klopp is delighted as Nat Phillips is awarded man of the match, CCTV shows UFC star Jon Jones chasing away a suspected burglar, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to loss against Arsenal, Arsenal's Mikel Arteta reacts to win against Manchester United, England's Eddie Jones hails second half performance in 34-5 win, Mourinho: Bale doesn't yet have 90 minutes of PL action in his legs, West Ham manager David Moyes reviews his side's loss to Liverpool, Premier League football to continue under second lockdown, Brighton boss downplays VAR controversy during Tottenham match, Neymar hilariously jumps out of his chair after a Halloween prank, Jose Mourinho pleased with Gareth Bale's 'intelligent' play, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says Burnley win is a 'nice step forward'.
The travesty is when you spend a little time considering what you might have achieved with no injury plight to fragment and puncture every season. His eight-year England career included Euro 2004 and South Africa 2010. Anonymous.
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