WARY OF LIVERPOOL

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has said that the club are extremely wary of the threat posed by Liverpool as they go into the match hoping to maintain their top four ambitions prior to Christmas.

There is a lot of pressure on manager Andre Villas-Boas after the recent run of results, which included a 6-0 drubbing at the hands of title challengers Manchester City. Dawson has accepted that it has been a poor spell for the club, but he is confident that things will soon turn for the better.

Dawson came close to leaving the club last summer, but he has now regained his importance within the team as the club captain following the departure of William Gallas.

He has identified Luis Suarez as the major threat ahead of the match. The Uruguayan was subjected to much transfer rumours in the summer, but he has put behind all of them to focus on doing extremely well for the club. He is the top scorer in the Premier league and he is set to overtake the likes of Sergio Aguero and Daniel Sturridge with ease.

“He is so direct. He faces you up and he works to get his shots off. His control his excellent and he scores goals from anywhere. You have to watch him all the time. You dare not lose your concentration because you can get punished. He is certainly full of confidence. In many ways he is like Sergio Aguero at Manchester City. I have never been beaten that heavily before. The week after that was a long week,” said Dawson ahead of the Liverpool encounter.

Dawson has revealed that the 6-0 defeat against City was one of the worst defeats in his career. Prior to this match, Tottenham had one of the best defensive records in the league.

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has said that the club are extremely wary of the threat posed by Liverpool as they go into the match hoping to maintain their top four ambitions prior to Christmas.

There is a lot of pressure on manager Andre Villas-Boas after the recent run of results, which included a 6-0 drubbing at the hands of title challengers Manchester City. Dawson has accepted that it has been a poor spell for the club, but he is confident that things will soon turn for the better.

Dawson came close to leaving the club last summer, but he has now regained his importance within the team as the club captain following the departure of William Gallas.

He has identified Luis Suarez as the major threat ahead of the match. The Uruguayan was subjected to much transfer rumours in the summer, but he has put behind all of them to focus on doing extremely well for the club. He is the top scorer in the Premier league and he is set to overtake the likes of Sergio Aguero and Daniel Sturridge with ease.

“He is so direct. He faces you up and he works to get his shots off. His control his excellent and he scores goals from anywhere. You have to watch him all the time. You dare not lose your concentration because you can get punished. He is certainly full of confidence. In many ways he is like Sergio Aguero at Manchester City. I have never been beaten that heavily before. The week after that was a long week,” said Dawson ahead of the Liverpool encounter.

Dawson has revealed that the 6-0 defeat against City was one of the worst defeats in his career. Prior to this match, Tottenham had one of the best defensive records in the league.

DIFFICULT SEASON

Michael Dawson had a difficult first season under Villas-Boas because the club were prepared to sell him despite being the club captain and one of the important defenders.

He came extremely close to leaving the club for QPR at the end of last summer’s transfer window. However, he ended up staying at White Hart Lane and Villas-Boas admitted that he was wrong to think about selling Dawson. The England international has proven to be an inspirational player for the club at the start of this season. After spending in excess of £ 100 million in the summer, Tottenham have made a great start to the league campaign.

They are fifth in the table after having suffered just two defeats in the opening league matches. They also have one of the meanest defences in the league after having conceded just five goals. A major part of this success has to be attributed towards Dawson, who has been an ever present in the Tottenham defence. He has said that life at White Hart Lane couldn’t be happier at this moment. He has recalled the numerous ups and downs he has had in his career and he has never allowed them to affect his football.

Dawson has also said that the club trying to sell him last summer was also part of football.

“It’s football. I’ve had so many ups, so many downs, that’s what football can bring. It’s a sport that everyone loves. A year ago I wasn’t in the team. This time last year I’d hardly played two games. But I kept my head down and worked hard. Belief – that’s what you’ve got to have inside. Everyone has knock-backs and it’s how you bounce back and thankfully, once November came I got in the team and never looked back,” said Dawson.

Michael Dawson had a difficult first season under Villas-Boas because the club were prepared to sell him despite being the club captain and one of the important defenders.

He came extremely close to leaving the club for QPR at the end of last summer’s transfer window. However, he ended up staying at White Hart Lane and Villas-Boas admitted that he was wrong to think about selling Dawson. The England international has proven to be an inspirational player for the club at the start of this season. After spending in excess of £ 100 million in the summer, Tottenham have made a great start to the league campaign.

They are fifth in the table after having suffered just two defeats in the opening league matches. They also have one of the meanest defences in the league after having conceded just five goals. A major part of this success has to be attributed towards Dawson, who has been an ever present in the Tottenham defence. He has said that life at White Hart Lane couldn’t be happier at this moment. He has recalled the numerous ups and downs he has had in his career and he has never allowed them to affect his football.

Dawson has also said that the club trying to sell him last summer was also part of football.

“It’s football. I’ve had so many ups, so many downs, that’s what football can bring. It’s a sport that everyone loves. A year ago I wasn’t in the team. This time last year I’d hardly played two games. But I kept my head down and worked hard. Belief – that’s what you’ve got to have inside. Everyone has knock-backs and it’s how you bounce back and thankfully, once November came I got in the team and never looked back,” said Dawson.

TOP FOUR DREAMS

Tottenham captain Michael Dawson has said that it is imperative that the club finish in the top four this season. Tottenham will be able to enjoy Europa league football this season as a result of finishing fifth in the league last season.

However, the club are not satisfied with the second rated European competition according to Dawson. He wants Tottenham to play in the Champions league on a regular basis. There have been suggestions that Tottenham will be able to take advantage of the managerial changes at top clubs.

Three out of the top four clubs last season have brought in new managers and it is likely to have some effect on the table. Even though Dawson does not believe that theory, he thinks that if the top clubs slip up, they should be ready to take advantage of it. Finishing in the top four is a priority for Tottenham this season if they are to retain star players like Gareth Bale. Once the players become good, they want to test themselves at the top levels. In order to do that, the club needs to be playing in the Champions league on a regular basis.
After coming close to leaving Tottenham recently, Dawson has been once again installed as the captain of the club.

“We missed out on the Champions League last season so our aim at the start of this campaign is to make sure we are in it next year. We have to fight for that. You could say there was uncertainty before any season. You have to earn the right to win the Premier League. Manchester United did it last season and they will no doubt want to do it again,” said the defender. Tottenham start the new Premier league campaign with a home match against Crystal Palace.

Tottenham captain Michael Dawson has said that it is imperative that the club finish in the top four this season. Tottenham will be able to enjoy Europa league football this season as a result of finishing fifth in the league last season.

However, the club are not satisfied with the second rated European competition according to Dawson. He wants Tottenham to play in the Champions league on a regular basis. There have been suggestions that Tottenham will be able to take advantage of the managerial changes at top clubs.

Three out of the top four clubs last season have brought in new managers and it is likely to have some effect on the table. Even though Dawson does not believe that theory, he thinks that if the top clubs slip up, they should be ready to take advantage of it. Finishing in the top four is a priority for Tottenham this season if they are to retain star players like Gareth Bale. Once the players become good, they want to test themselves at the top levels. In order to do that, the club needs to be playing in the Champions league on a regular basis.
After coming close to leaving Tottenham recently, Dawson has been once again installed as the captain of the club.

“We missed out on the Champions League last season so our aim at the start of this campaign is to make sure we are in it next year. We have to fight for that. You could say there was uncertainty before any season. You have to earn the right to win the Premier League. Manchester United did it last season and they will no doubt want to do it again,” said the defender. Tottenham start the new Premier league campaign with a home match against Crystal Palace.

DERBY DAYS

The fixtures for the Premier league 2013-14 season revealed that the much anticipated in North London Derby will be coming earlier in the season.

Spurs will be travelling to the Emirates stadium hoping to reverse their poor run of form in recent years. The team has suffered embarrassing defeats in the last two matches at the Emirates stadium. Successive 5-2 victories meant that spurs will be the underdogs going into this match, but defender Michael Dawson is least worried about it because he sees this match as a great opportunity to reverse that trend.

After coming extremely close to leaving Tottenham last summer, Dawson has once again established himself as an important player within the Tottenham squad. Even though Tottenham have had a better record when it comes to the home matches at White Hart Lane, they have struggled at the Emirates stadium. They will be going into this match after a fifth place finish last season, which almost handed them a Champions League spot. Andre Villas-Boas’ men are still hurting from the disappointment of missing out on the top four despite being in a strong position going into the New Year.

Dawson has said that consistency is the key for Tottenham to finish in the top four and he is confident that they will be able to achieve it this season.

“We know what that game means to everyone. The Emirates hasn’t been great for us recently but that’s history now, hopefully we’ll go there early in the season and get a positive result,” said the defender. Tottenham will be facing Crystal Palace in the opening match of the Premier league. This London Derby will be yet another difficult match for the team according to Dawson, who has emerged as one of the consistent defenders in the Premier league.

The fixtures for the Premier league 2013-14 season revealed that the much anticipated in North London Derby will be coming earlier in the season.

Spurs will be travelling to the Emirates stadium hoping to reverse their poor run of form in recent years. The team has suffered embarrassing defeats in the last two matches at the Emirates stadium. Successive 5-2 victories meant that spurs will be the underdogs going into this match, but defender Michael Dawson is least worried about it because he sees this match as a great opportunity to reverse that trend.

After coming extremely close to leaving Tottenham last summer, Dawson has once again established himself as an important player within the Tottenham squad. Even though Tottenham have had a better record when it comes to the home matches at White Hart Lane, they have struggled at the Emirates stadium. They will be going into this match after a fifth place finish last season, which almost handed them a Champions League spot. Andre Villas-Boas’ men are still hurting from the disappointment of missing out on the top four despite being in a strong position going into the New Year.

Dawson has said that consistency is the key for Tottenham to finish in the top four and he is confident that they will be able to achieve it this season.

“We know what that game means to everyone. The Emirates hasn’t been great for us recently but that’s history now, hopefully we’ll go there early in the season and get a positive result,” said the defender. Tottenham will be facing Crystal Palace in the opening match of the Premier league. This London Derby will be yet another difficult match for the team according to Dawson, who has emerged as one of the consistent defenders in the Premier league.

DAWSON CHOOSES SPURS

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.

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.

NO CHANCE

The Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has said that the QPR manager Harry Redknapp should not be wasting his time chasing players like Michael Dawson and Scott Parker, who have been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane in the January transfer window.

Scott Parker has not been a first-team regular for Tottenham this season, as he has been on the injury table for most of the season. Meanwhile, Michael Dawson has been unable to get back into the first-team due to the impressive partnership that has been struck between William Gallas and Caulker. Dawson came extremely close to leaving Tottenham in the summer only to reject a move from QPR.

However, it is thought that the defender will probably now consider moving to the West London club due to the presence of the former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp under whom he was a regular at White Hart Lane. Scott Parker was also brought to the club by the former manager Redknapp, which has started rumours that the two players will be subject to bids from QPR in January. Villas-Boas, though, ruled out the possibility of selling both the players by saying that they still remain extremely crucial to the Tottenham plans. The 32-year-old Parker has struggled with an Achilles injury for a long time.

“Harry knows these players very well but they won’t be leaving. We need cover in defence and Scott will be a key player for us when he is fit, so we won’t be letting either of them go. He will be playing regularly. He takes us to another level. I am pleased he is back,” said the Tottenham manager, who has been able to oversee an impressive run of results in recent weeks. Tottenham’s four match consecutive winning run came to an end in the 0-0 draw at Stoke.

The Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has said that the QPR manager Harry Redknapp should not be wasting his time chasing players like Michael Dawson and Scott Parker, who have been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane in the January transfer window.

Scott Parker has not been a first-team regular for Tottenham this season, as he has been on the injury table for most of the season. Meanwhile, Michael Dawson has been unable to get back into the first-team due to the impressive partnership that has been struck between William Gallas and Caulker. Dawson came extremely close to leaving Tottenham in the summer only to reject a move from QPR.

However, it is thought that the defender will probably now consider moving to the West London club due to the presence of the former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp under whom he was a regular at White Hart Lane. Scott Parker was also brought to the club by the former manager Redknapp, which has started rumours that the two players will be subject to bids from QPR in January. Villas-Boas, though, ruled out the possibility of selling both the players by saying that they still remain extremely crucial to the Tottenham plans. The 32-year-old Parker has struggled with an Achilles injury for a long time.

“Harry knows these players very well but they won’t be leaving. We need cover in defence and Scott will be a key player for us when he is fit, so we won’t be letting either of them go. He will be playing regularly. He takes us to another level. I am pleased he is back,” said the Tottenham manager, who has been able to oversee an impressive run of results in recent weeks. Tottenham’s four match consecutive winning run came to an end in the 0-0 draw at Stoke.

Vertonghen: Spurs need to play well for 90 minutes

Anybody that saw Tottenham’s loss against Chelsea at the weekend will have been amazed at how differently the team played over various stages of the match. Defender Jan Vertonghen is incredibly frustrated with Spurs’ inconsistency through the course of a fixture and has called on his teammates to perform well for ninety minutes.

While the 4-2 score line indicates that Spurs were well and truly beaten on Saturday, those that saw the game will recall a completely different story after the team managed to nudge themselves 2-1 ahead in the second half. Of course, it cannot be disputed that Chelsea played exceptionally well and would have been more than a match for anyone, yet Tottenham’s performance differed at so many points through the game that it was simply frightening to watch.

Bearing in mind the above, Vertonghen has moved to provide his assessment on the game. Speaking to the press the Belgium international said, “At home we seem to play better after half-time. We need to think about how to put two strong halves together.”

As well as speaking about the whole team, Vertonghen also moved onto William Gallas. It would be fair to say there has been a lot of attention focussed on the former Arsenal defender over recent days, after he was made to look foolish on a number of occasions to the hands of Chelsea’s flair players. However, Vertonghen remains defiant on his teammate and insists that he is still a very good player for the club. He said, “William is our captain and an important player. He always wants the best for me, even though we are both centre-backs. I really appreciate him.”

Following on from the above, Spurs are still in the top cluster of teams yet a gap is slowly starting to appear between them and the top three sides.

Anybody that saw Tottenham’s loss against Chelsea at the weekend will have been amazed at how differently the team played over various stages of the match. Defender Jan Vertonghen is incredibly frustrated with Spurs’ inconsistency through the course of a fixture and has called on his teammates to perform well for ninety minutes.

While the 4-2 score line indicates that Spurs were well and truly beaten on Saturday, those that saw the game will recall a completely different story after the team managed to nudge themselves 2-1 ahead in the second half. Of course, it cannot be disputed that Chelsea played exceptionally well and would have been more than a match for anyone, yet Tottenham’s performance differed at so many points through the game that it was simply frightening to watch.

Bearing in mind the above, Vertonghen has moved to provide his assessment on the game. Speaking to the press the Belgium international said, “At home we seem to play better after half-time. We need to think about how to put two strong halves together.”

As well as speaking about the whole team, Vertonghen also moved onto William Gallas. It would be fair to say there has been a lot of attention focussed on the former Arsenal defender over recent days, after he was made to look foolish on a number of occasions to the hands of Chelsea’s flair players. However, Vertonghen remains defiant on his teammate and insists that he is still a very good player for the club. He said, “William is our captain and an important player. He always wants the best for me, even though we are both centre-backs. I really appreciate him.”

Following on from the above, Spurs are still in the top cluster of teams yet a gap is slowly starting to appear between them and the top three sides.

DAWSON MIGHT START

Michael Dawson could get a place in the starting line up of Tottenham Hotspur for the Capital One Cup match against Carlisle United which is going to be played on Wednesday at the Brunton Park.

At the start of the season, when Ledley King decided to retire from professional football, Dawson was named as the skipper of the team by the Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas, but, surprisingly, the English centre back hasn’t been given the opportunity to play even a single match in the ongoing season so far.

Jan Vertonghen and William Gallas were preferred ahead of Dawson in the previous matches, but, both these defenders are supposed to be rested in Wednesday’s match. So, there is a good possibility of Dawson being given the opportunity to play his first match in the current season.

During the pre season transfer window, Dawson was approached by the authorities of QPR, but, the English defender didn’t accept their offer and opted to continue his tenure at Tottenham.

When asked about Dawson, the assistant coach of Tottenham Steffen Freund said, “Dawson hadn’t been getting the opportunity because of the presence of some fantastic defenders in the Tottenham squad. But, he is going to get his first opportunity against Carlisle and he will have to show that he deserves more chances. We will rest some of our key players in that match. So, some of the reserves will get the opportunity.”

When asked which player other than Dawson will be given the chance in that match, Freund said, “Steven Caulker is the other one who might be included in the starting XI on Wednesday.”

“Caulker is a special talent. He spent the last three seasons on loan and he is an improved player now. He is a very strong bloke and he has got a calm head on his shoulders. Tottenham certainly has massive hopes with this young lad.”

Michael Dawson could get a place in the starting line up of Tottenham Hotspur for the Capital One Cup match against Carlisle United which is going to be played on Wednesday at the Brunton Park.

At the start of the season, when Ledley King decided to retire from professional football, Dawson was named as the skipper of the team by the Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas, but, surprisingly, the English centre back hasn’t been given the opportunity to play even a single match in the ongoing season so far.

Jan Vertonghen and William Gallas were preferred ahead of Dawson in the previous matches, but, both these defenders are supposed to be rested in Wednesday’s match. So, there is a good possibility of Dawson being given the opportunity to play his first match in the current season.

During the pre season transfer window, Dawson was approached by the authorities of QPR, but, the English defender didn’t accept their offer and opted to continue his tenure at Tottenham.

When asked about Dawson, the assistant coach of Tottenham Steffen Freund said, “Dawson hadn’t been getting the opportunity because of the presence of some fantastic defenders in the Tottenham squad. But, he is going to get his first opportunity against Carlisle and he will have to show that he deserves more chances. We will rest some of our key players in that match. So, some of the reserves will get the opportunity.”

When asked which player other than Dawson will be given the chance in that match, Freund said, “Steven Caulker is the other one who might be included in the starting XI on Wednesday.”

“Caulker is a special talent. He spent the last three seasons on loan and he is an improved player now. He is a very strong bloke and he has got a calm head on his shoulders. Tottenham certainly has massive hopes with this young lad.”

DAWSON IS NEW CAPTAIN

Tottenham are all set to name defender Michael Dawson as the next captain of the club. The captain of the club – Ledley King – recently announced his retirement from football after failing to recover sufficiently from the knee injury that has been troubling him for the last couple of seasons.

Michael Dawson has seen the replacement captain on a number of occasions. However, he is all set to be named as the permanent captain, as Tottenham look towards building for the future. The arrival of manager Andre Villas-Boas has been significant step in helping Tottenham remain in the top four positions.

The 28-year-old Michael Dawson is regarded as one of the best defenders at the club. He has been able to nail down a first-team spot under the previous managers when all other defenders have been inconsistent. Michael Dawson was absent for most of the last campaign after suffering from a long-term injury. Now, he is back into the first-team fold and is likely to lead the team out on the opening day of the season. Andre Villas-Boas has said that he has made the decision to make Michael Dawson the captain after discussing with the club.

“There are people who represent Tottenham’s past tradition and high values and that person without a doubt is Dawson. But it’s almost more up to the group to decide than the manager. It’s a difficult and sensible decision to make and I’ll be consulting Ledley and Michael on it. There’s different types of characters in the dressing room. But it will affect everybody in the dressing room who have to have empathy with the man going to lead them on the pitch,” said Andre Villas-Boas on of the pre-season tour of the United States. Tottenham will be playing Liverpool in a friendly match as part of the pre-season preparations.

Tottenham are all set to name defender Michael Dawson as the next captain of the club. The captain of the club – Ledley King – recently announced his retirement from football after failing to recover sufficiently from the knee injury that has been troubling him for the last couple of seasons.

Michael Dawson has seen the replacement captain on a number of occasions. However, he is all set to be named as the permanent captain, as Tottenham look towards building for the future. The arrival of manager Andre Villas-Boas has been significant step in helping Tottenham remain in the top four positions.

The 28-year-old Michael Dawson is regarded as one of the best defenders at the club. He has been able to nail down a first-team spot under the previous managers when all other defenders have been inconsistent. Michael Dawson was absent for most of the last campaign after suffering from a long-term injury. Now, he is back into the first-team fold and is likely to lead the team out on the opening day of the season. Andre Villas-Boas has said that he has made the decision to make Michael Dawson the captain after discussing with the club.

“There are people who represent Tottenham’s past tradition and high values and that person without a doubt is Dawson. But it’s almost more up to the group to decide than the manager. It’s a difficult and sensible decision to make and I’ll be consulting Ledley and Michael on it. There’s different types of characters in the dressing room. But it will affect everybody in the dressing room who have to have empathy with the man going to lead them on the pitch,” said Andre Villas-Boas on of the pre-season tour of the United States. Tottenham will be playing Liverpool in a friendly match as part of the pre-season preparations.

DAWSON LEFT DISAPPOINTED

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has revealed that extremely disappointed to have spent the majority of last season on the sidelines. As a result, he was unable to prevent Tottenham from finishing in the third position, which would have guaranteed them Champions League football this season.

Even though Tottenham, inspired by Gareth Bale, finished in the fourth position, they were ultimately triumphed to the prospect of playing in the European competition by Chelsea, who won the Champions League title this season. Michael Dawson has made only 13 appearances during the season for Tottenham, which has been one of his worst.

Tottenham missed a number of crucial players in the second half of the season especially Michael Dawson. Due to the absence of Ledley King, the absence of Michael Dawson from the first team became even more enormous. As a result, they were unable to prevent the form from sliding in the last three months of the campaign.

As a result of missing out on the Champions League football, Tottenham will now face uncertain future with regard to the future of star midfielders Jack Wilshere and Gareth Bale. Dawson has said that he is hoping to be fit and ready for the upcoming season.

“I’ll admit that I’m not my normal outgoing self when I’m injured – particularly when it is as long term like this one has been. The medics here are great and they try to keep you positive as well as putting you right. But I find it so hard. The worst thing is hearing all the banter as the lads go out to train and being stuck behind. I’ve certainly got to know Tom Huddlestone a lot better because he’s hardly played at all last season so he’s had it even harder than me,” said Michael Dawson on the official site of the club.

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has revealed that extremely disappointed to have spent the majority of last season on the sidelines. As a result, he was unable to prevent Tottenham from finishing in the third position, which would have guaranteed them Champions League football this season.

Even though Tottenham, inspired by Gareth Bale, finished in the fourth position, they were ultimately triumphed to the prospect of playing in the European competition by Chelsea, who won the Champions League title this season. Michael Dawson has made only 13 appearances during the season for Tottenham, which has been one of his worst.

Tottenham missed a number of crucial players in the second half of the season especially Michael Dawson. Due to the absence of Ledley King, the absence of Michael Dawson from the first team became even more enormous. As a result, they were unable to prevent the form from sliding in the last three months of the campaign.

As a result of missing out on the Champions League football, Tottenham will now face uncertain future with regard to the future of star midfielders Jack Wilshere and Gareth Bale. Dawson has said that he is hoping to be fit and ready for the upcoming season.

“I’ll admit that I’m not my normal outgoing self when I’m injured – particularly when it is as long term like this one has been. The medics here are great and they try to keep you positive as well as putting you right. But I find it so hard. The worst thing is hearing all the banter as the lads go out to train and being stuck behind. I’ve certainly got to know Tom Huddlestone a lot better because he’s hardly played at all last season so he’s had it even harder than me,” said Michael Dawson on the official site of the club.