Spurs captain Dawson happy with his side’s resilient spirit
Tottenham Hotspur finally managed to resilience and potential in the 1-0 win over Everton on Sunday. Tottenham Hotspur captain Michael Dawson believes his side’s strong comeback after heavy defeats to Manchester City and Liverpool is one of the main reasons the Spurs are still are contenders for a top-four position.
Spurs, who defeated Everton 1-0 at White Hart Lane, have been unable to show consistency in their performance after an abysmal start to the season. With Andre Villas-Boas gone from the managerial hot seat, Tim Sherwood has arrived at the helm and rejuvenated the club.
A combined aggregate from two matches with Manchester City stands at 11-1 in the Premier League for Spurs. Meanwhile, a 5-0 drubbing from Liverpool back in December is another reason the Spurs were expected to fall out of Champions League contention.
However, its impressive to see the way Spurs have held out with their manager Andre Villas-Boas sacked and the world record sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. Dawson insists that these factors shook Spurs, but the London outfit has managed to stay on its feet.
“It has been an interesting six months, but the reality is we are still right in the mix and the target we set ourselves at the start of the season is very much within touching distance,” Dawson said. “Everton are a point ahead of us going into this game and even though we have suffered some big defeats this season, the character we have shown to keep bouncing back shows that we have a good group of players here.
“I’ve never been beaten like we were in the two games against City and the Liverpool game at home. It was humiliating and not easy to take. Those results hurt us because we all have pride.
Dawson added that all the players took responsibility for Tottenham Hotspur’s poor performance, especially after humiliation at the hands of Manchester City and Liverpool. Dawson told reporters that the team vowed to comeback after these defeats.
Dawson further said that he knew his side had been unable show their best form this season, but were fighting for a better future, a future with Champions League action hopefully. A win over Everton has helped Spurs fly to the fifth spot. Now, Spurs are only three points away from the fourth place where Liverpool are standing strongly.