Ledley King underlines ‘vital’ advantage Spurs could have over AC Milan

Ledley King has claimed that playing the second leg at home will be a big advantage for Tottenham in their Champions League round of 16 clash with AC Milan.

Spurs found out on Monday that they will have to face off against Milan for a place in the final eight of the Champions League.

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Antonio Conte’s men could have certainly got an easier draw, with the Rossoneri having started the season impressively and currently sitting in second place in the Serie A table.

King was still a player the last time the Lilywhites faced off against Milan back in 2011.  The North Londoners won the first leg at the San Siro 1-0, thanks to a late goal by Peter Crouch, who was set up by Aaron Lennon after a brilliant run.

Tottenham managed to hold out for a 0-0 draw in the second leg at White Hart Lane despite being put under immense pressure by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and co.

King is hopeful that history could repeat itself more than a decade later when the two sides come up against each other in February.

The Spurs legend told BT Sport about the draw: “Excited, definitely. Milan are a big team with history. A team that my team played in the Champions League. Hopefully, 2011 will be a good omen. No team was going to be easy. A good draw, playing at home in the second leg will be vital.”

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The roles have been reversed a bit since we faced Milan 12 years ago as they are not the force they used to be and Spurs have developed a much better European pedigree over the last decade. So, although there is a long way to go until February, I believe we will go into the game as favourites, which was certainly not the case back in 2011.

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