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Harry doubts King England call
Harry Redknapp believes it is unlikely that Tottenham Hotspur defender Ledley King will have the chance to play for England again.
King's career in recent seasons has been curtailed by a chronic knee injury and he has been restricted to just 21 appearances in an England shirt.
He was taken to the 2010 World Cup by Fabio Capello, but the centre-half's tournament ended prematurely after he was forced out of the opening game against the USA with a groin injury.
The 31-year-old has failed to reclaim his place in Capello's squad and Spurs boss Redknapp does not expect the England coach to turn to King again.
"He's as good as any defender in the country. He's a smashing boy as well ," said Redknapp.
"(But) I think that (his international career) would be gone. They took that risk last year and it didn't work out for them."
Meanwhile, Redknapp has hailed King's influence on Tottenham and hopes that he will remain injury-free for the rest of the campaign.
He added: "Ledley defies all belief. He comes in and goes in the medical room, does a bit on the bike or something and that's it, he doesn't come out and play football with the rest of the lads in training because it takes four or five days for his knee to go down because it swells up so bad.
"He can just come out and play on a weekend. It's crazy in today's Premier League. I'm just hoping he'll be fit to play because he's just an amazing player.
"He gives you an air of confidence knowing he's there and that's how I feel when he plays. He's like Alan Hansen was when he played for Liverpool.
"Younes Kaboul had a disastrous two games at the start of the season, but since he's been playing alongside Ledley it just seems that Ledley has sorted him out."
Date: 2011-10-17 12:07:49