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Toronto FC striker Defoe: Ex-Spurs captain King best defender I've seen

Jermain Defoe rates former Tottenham captain Ledley King the best defender he's seen.

Defoe is now embarking on a MLS career with Toronto FC.

He told the Daily Mail: "Ledley was amazing. He couldn't train because of his knee problems but he'd still be unbelievable on a Saturday. He read the game so well. You'd never see him making those last-ditch tackles and diving in; the classic defender tackles. Like a John Terry. Because he'd always read it so well he was already in the right place at the right time.

"And he didn't know if he was left or right footed because he was so comfortable on both. We'd ask him and he'd say 'I don't know'. He was hilarious. So good, so technically gifted he could play in midfield too. And he was quick, strong, calm under pressure. The best."

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