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.