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'Daws' on the derby

Posted on 6 February 2009  - 12:00

Michael Dawson is looking forward to what he hopes will be another classic North London derby when we face Arsenal at The Lane on Sunday.

'Daws' on the derby

Michael Dawson is looking forward to what he hopes will be another classic North London derby when we face Arsenal at The Lane on Sunday.

The defender is a veteran of 10 such encounters during his four years at the Club, so he knows what a clash with our biggest rivals means.

"It's a great game and something you look forward to. White Hart Lane will be a sell-out, the fans will be passionate, and the players will certainly relish it," he said.

Michael's greatest derby memory comes from last season's 5-1 Carling Cup semi-final second leg victory over the Gunners, a performance he hopes we can emulate.

"It was a fantastic night for us, and if we could do that on Sunday it would be amazing. But I'm sure it will be a tough game," he added.

And although ‘Daws' was ruled out of this season's 4-4 thriller at the Emirates through suspension, he still has fond memories of our stirring fightback.

"When you're 4-2 down with a few minutes to go and you come back and get a point, it certainly feels like a win.

"Unfortunately, I was suspended for that game, so I was sat at home watching it on TV and certainly jumping up and down!"

Michael was speaking a community event he attended during the week along with team-mate Didier Zokora in support of World Orphan Week.

Footage of this event can now be found in the Extra Time section of Spurs TV Online.

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