Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson believes that the North London club can close the gap on the top two teams in the Premier League under their Italian manager, Antonio Conte. Manchester City and Liverpool have been the top two teams in the Premier League over the course of the last five years. In the latest Premier League campaign, Manchester City finished one point ahead of Liverpool on the final league table to make it two successive league titles and four league titles in the last five years. Liverpool and Manchester City have won the five Premier League titles between them.
Michael Dawson talked about Conte and his former club in an interview with Willam Hill earlier in the month. In addition to closing the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City under Conte, the Englishman believes that Spurs can go on a strong Champions League run like they did three years ago when they went all the way to the final before they were beaten by Liverpool in an all-Premier League final at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium II in the Spanish capital of Madrid.
Nottingham Forest must keep a lid on any nerves if they are to triumph at Wembley on Sunday, according to former defender Michael Dawson. The Reds take on Huddersfield Town in the Championship play-offs final, with the prize of playing Premier League football up for grabs. But the occasion also comes with plenty of pressure and expectation.
Forest have had experience of being in the spotlight this season, particularly with their brilliant FA Cup run. But facing the Terriers under the arch, with the prospect of ending the club’s 23-year exile from the top-flight, will be a completely different scenario. Dawson has been in that kind of situation, with Hull City. And the Reds fans’ favourite says his old club must keep their emotions in check.
New Tottenham Hotspur right-back Emerson Royal has a lot of work to do to win over Michael Dawson who has been unimpressed with his performances for the North London club since they paid £25m to sign from Catalan giants Barcelona at the start of the season. North London rivals Arsenal were one of the clubs in the race to sign Emerson before Spurs reached an agreement to sign the Brazilian international last summer.
Ex-Spurs and Hull City central defender Michael Dawson was on Sky Sports last week Saturday and he talked about the former Real Betis man. According to him, Emerson Royal has been a disappointment till date. The criticism from Michael Dawson came on the back of his errors during the home defeat to Southampton in the Premier League last week. Emerson was faulted for the final two Southampton goals during the game which ended in a 3-2 defeat for his team.
Ex-Premier League defender Michael Dawson has picked the best player in the English Championship this season. In a chat with the Daily Express, Michael Dawson went for Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Bereton-Diaz who has been the subject of real interest from several Premier League teams ahead of the resumption of the winter transfer window in the next two weeks.
Chilean international player Bereton-Diaz has been attracting the interest of Premier League clubs such as Brighton & Hove Albion, Leeds United amongst others.
Michael Dawson was full of admiration for Brazilian star Raphinha following his impressive performance for Leeds United in the recent draw with Everton in the Premier League. Raphinha was one of the star performers as Leeds United and Everton shared a four-goal thriller.
Leeds United fans were back at full capacity at Elland Road for the first time since they secured Premier League promotion for the Everton game. In the end, Raphinha scored the best goal of the game to rescue a 2-2 draw for the home team. Ex-Tottenham Hotspur, Nottingham Forest and Hull City player Michael Dawson was in the Sky Sports studios to cover the match on the Soccer Saturday show and he waxed lyrical about Raphinha. The 24-year-old winger was referred to as a player on a different level by Michael Dawson.
Michael Dawson knew that England defender Harry Maguire was destined for greatness when they were Hull City teammates. Michael Dawson talked about Maguire and his impressive performances with the Three Lions at Euro 2020 in a chat with TalkSports.
Ex-Tottenham Hotspur and Nottingham Forestcentre back Michael Dawson revealed that he knew that Manchester United defender Maguire would be one of the elite players in world football. Michael Dawson disclosed how he joined The Tigers at the same time with Three Lions defender Maguire many years back. Dawson signed for Hull City from Nottingham Forest, while Maguire signed for Hull City from Sheffield United.
Former Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City defender Michael Dawson believes that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy deserves praise for trying to get experienced coach Antonio Conte to become the new permanent manager at the club.
Tottenham Hotspur are without a manager after Levy sacked Jose Mourinho in April and appointed former player Ryan Mason to take the team until the end of the just concluded season. Tottenham Hotspur started well under Mourinhoin the opening weeks of the season before things fell apart for him around the winter. He was sacked just before the Carabao Cup final encounter with eventual winners Manchester City.
Ex-Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson has told manager Jose Mourinho how he can help out young central defender Joe Rodon.
Michael Dawson talked about his former club while he was on BBC Radio 5 Live. According to him,Mourinho needs to find a senior partner for Rodon to help him settle into the Premier League. Rodon signed for Spurs last summer in a big money deal from Welsh club Swansea City. Spurs paid £11m to secure his transfer from the English Championship outfit at the start of the season.
Former Tottenham captain Michael Dawson has backed Real Madrid loanee, Gareth Bale, to put his injury troubles behind him and come up clutch at Tottenham. Dawson and Bake both played for Spurs before the Welsh winger was snapped up by Real Madrid back in the 2013 summer transfer window for a then-world-record fee.
Bale became a frustrated figure at Real Madrid after falling out of favor with the Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane and was subsequently frozen out of the first team. After some months of sitting out games both in the league and Champions League fixtures, Bale finally found an escape route when his former club came knocking on Madrid’s door to take back their former star on loan.
Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton has been given an injury boost following the return to training of veteran defender Michael Dawson though the league game with Swansea City at the Forest Ground will come too soon for the ex-Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur centre back.
In his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of the English Championship meeting with Welsh club Swansea City, Chris Hughton told reporters that five of his injured players including Michael Dawson have returned to training. The ex-Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion manager also disclosed that the duo of Luke Freeman and Gaetan Bong didn’t train thereby ruling the two players out of the Swansea City game.