Michael Dawson insists we will try to just play our normal game against AC Milan this evening, speaking in tonight’s bumper 100-page, A4 Champions League programme.
The centre-half is the featured interview in this evening’s packed edition and believes that, although we have the overall lead in the tie thanks to Peter Crouch’s late goal in the San Siro three weeks ago, we won’t rest on our laurels tonight.
“We are 1-0 up but we won’t just sit on that, we’ll be doing the same as we usually do,” said Daws. “We’ll be looking to keep it tight at the back while going on the attack as well.
“Whoever plays, we have such great pace in the side, so we’ll be aiming to put them on the backfoot and hopefully stretch our lead.
“The scoreline should suit us because Milan have to come out and score at some stage. That’s when we might be able to take advantage.”
Read the rest of our exclusive interview with Michael in tonight’s superb matchday programme, which also contains a whole host of features and interviews.
Milan’s visit to the Lane this evening will bring the memories flooding back for the Tottenham Hotspur Class of 1972, who defeated the Italian giants here 2-1 in the UEFA Cup semi-final clash, before drawing the return 1-1 to reach the final
Two-goal hero here that night Steve Perryman, Pat Jennings and Alan Mullery – who netted our crucial goal in Milan – all reminisce about those two momentous matches, while First Team coach Joe Jordan talks with real affection about his three year spell in Italian football. “The experience was such that I’d say it was arguably the best move of my career,” reveals Joe, who spent two seasons with AC Milan.
Other great features include articles on Spurs greats Jimmy Greaves and John White; Harry Redknapp’s exclusive column; Gary Lineker on our Champions League campaign so far; match action from the first leg in the San Siro; the next in our series celebrating the 50th anniversary of our Double success and a detailed review of our successful 1971-72 UEFA Cup winning season.
There is also an obituary to Dean Richards, our former defender who sadly passed away recently, with tributes from Ledley King and Robbie Keane.
It’s another bumper matchday programme for arguably the biggest game in the club’s recent history, so make sure you pick up your copy!