Ledley King has spent the summer watching Tottenham grow. And grow. And grow. And as the new Spurs crushed Southampton in their Premier League opener, they sent a warning about their imposing new identity.
‘When I look at the squad, one of the first things that strikes me is the size of them,’ says King, a former Spurs captain and England centre back who stands tall at 6ft 2in.
‘It’s a very physical squad and that excites me. Being a somewhat physical defender back in my day, to see a team full of big, strong athletes is great.
Antonio Conte is trying to cultivate a team at Tottenham of physically imposing footballers
‘It definitely makes a difference when you’re standing in the tunnel before a game and look across and see a team of strong athletes who can run all…