Tottenham came extremely close to selling the defender Michael Dawson during the summer after he accepted a bid from the Premier league club QPR, but the player was unable to come to an agreement with the Premier league strugglers.
As a result, he ended up staying at White Hart Lane in a decision that was questioned by many since he did not appear to have any future under the new regime of Andre Villas-Boas. However, Dawson has been one of the impressive players for Tottenham in the last few months, as he has forced himself back into the first-team reckoning.
The defender has credited the manager Villas-Boas as the reason for this current form because he has been extremely honest with him. Dawson has revealed that the manager spoke with him during pre-season about the limited opportunities he will be getting this season.
It was the player rather than the manager who decided to stay at the club and fight for his place. Tottenham have five quality central defenders competing for just two places, and the manager recently said that they will be selling a couple of defenders in the summer. Dawson’s incredible form over the last few months has led to him being talked about the in the England setup.
“The gaffer has been very honest with me from day one. I spoke to him after pre-season and he told me there might not be as many opportunities as I would have liked. It was my decision to stay and fight for my position. I was out there every day training hard and thankfully the manager has seen that and he has put me back in. As a player you can only ask for honesty. The manager has been great. I’m glad to be back playing,” said the 29-year-old.