DAWSON IN ADMIRATION FOR BRAZILIAN ATTACKER

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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.

MAGUIRE WAS DESTINED FOR GREATNESS – 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.

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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.

LEVY DESERVES PRAISE FOR MANAGERIAL TARGET

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.

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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.

HOW MOURINHO CAN HELP RONDON – DAWSON

 

Ex-Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson has told manager Jose Mourinho how he can help out young central defender Joe Rodon.

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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.

MICHAEL DAWSON BACKS BALE TO RETURN TO FORM AT TOTTENHAM

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.

MICHAEL DAWSON BACK IN FOREST TRAINING

 

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.

DAWSON BARES HIS MIND ON BALE RETURN

 

Former Spurs captain Michael Dawson has tagged the proposed return of Gareth Bale a “Heroes Return” and further said that the Welsh Winger’s return will give Jose Mourinho side a massive boost and perhaps present an upturn in fortune to the side that opened that premier league campaign with a loss at home to Everton.  The spurs icon said he is buzzing about Bale return to his former stomping ground.


The Welsh winger flew to the UK on Friday and was anticipated to hit Spurs Enfield training ground the same day to complete his loan switch from Real Madrid to Tottenham.

THE RIGHT BACKS MAN CITY COULD SIGN

Manchester City have struggled defensively this season. The loss of Aymeric Laporte did not help their course. Their league defense suffered immensely as soon as Laporte picked up a long-term injury earlier this season. Laporte returned to action earlier this year. But the Citizens are far behind Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the league. The right back position is where City have struggled the most. Kyle Walker and His Cancelo are excellent players, but the duo has failed to live up to expectations this season. There are reports that Cancelo will be sold at the end of the season. Manchester City are on the lookout for a replacement.


Here we take a look at the players that City could sign to help bolster their right backs.

Youcef Atal

Thé Nice right back who is also comfortable at wing back has been a revelation for his club this season. Hes a very accomplished tackler. He has a wealth of pace and is one of the best dribblers in world football today. Although there is a lot to be done on his final ball, working with Guardiola, that would be sorted out in no time.

GUARDIOLA DEFENDS JOHN STONES

Guardiola has come out to back his center back John Stones after the England international was accused by fans and haters alike for two of the three goals Wolverhampton Wanderers scored at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon.


Stones was signed with hopes that even if he does not reach the exact heights of Vincent Kompany, being the Citizen’s Michael Dawson would have been a welcomed development.

MICHAEL DAWSON BACKS POCHETTINO

Mauricio Pochettino is realizing that at every point in time, your current result is all that matters and even if what you’ve achieved the previous day is more impressive than Elon Musk’s continuous attempt to place a man on the moon, inability to replicate it the very next day is enough to see people call for your head.

The Argentine coach led Spurs to last season’s Champions League final where they lost to a more experienced Liverpool team and yet the slow start to this season’s Premier League campaign has seen people question his importance to the club.