Redknapp fears for King future

A well-documented knee condition means that King is not able to

train as normal with his team-mates. The 30-year-old, who has not

played for Spurs since October 16, was a surprise inclusion on the

bench for Wednesday night’s Champions League clash with AC Milan

following a recent groin problem. But Redknapp has suggested that

the defender was not 100 per cent fit and that his recent setbacks

are linked to his inability to maintain his overall fitness levels

on the training field. “He’s got a problem with his groin and I’m

not sure, really,” the Spurs boss said. “I took a gamble with him

on Wednesday night, but I don’t know. “He’s got away with not

training all week and playing on Saturday but I think it’s starting

to catch up on him now. You can’t keep doing that for ever, you

have to train. “It’s crazy that you can not train once all week and

then come in on a Saturday and be the best player. “Now he’s

finding it more difficult – suddenly he’s starting to pick up a few

more injures. “We’re just keeping our fingers crossed for him and

Jonathan Woodgate, because they’re two fantastic centre-halves.

“We’re lucky that Michael Dawson has been brilliant and William

Gallas has come in for us and done a great job for us as well.”