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Defender hoping the club can balance competitions successfully...

Ledley King is hoping that Tottenham can balance the rigours of competing in the Champions League and the Premier League.

Spurs recently cruised past Dutch champions Twente in Europe by registering a resounding 4-1 victory, and now have an encounter against Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.

And having previously had trouble striking a balance between the two competitions - a loss to Wigan Athletic came in the wake of a 4-0 victory over Young Boys - King hopes for the best to come the weekend.

"It is important that we take the form we showed against Twente into the league," he said, according to The Telegraph.

"That's what we've struggled to do in recent years; when we've been in Europe our league form has suffered, so that's what we want to put right this season."

King added: "I don't think it's difficult. We slipped up against Wigan. Losing that game gives us an incentive not to let that happen again.

"People are looking at us after our European games, the spotlight's on us and teams are waiting for us to slip up and are saying, 'It's the same old Tottenham'.

"We got a good result in the end against Wolves, we were disappointed against West Ham, now we're at home again, to Villa, and we want three points from our home games."

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