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Daws relishing return

Posted on 19 August 2010  - 12:00

Michael Dawson believes our spirited fight back from three goals down in Switzerland this week shows just how much it means for the team to stay in the Champions League.

Daws relishing return

Michael Dawson believes our spirited fight back from three goals down in Switzerland this week shows just how much it means for the team to stay in the Champions League.

Things were looking bleak in our Play-Off first leg with BSC Young Boys when we went 3-0 down in Bern.

But goals from Sebastien Bassong and Roman Pavlyuchenko put the tie firmly back in the balance going into next week's return leg at the Lane.

And ‘Daws' is relishing the occasion and the opportunity to make the group stages of the competition.

He said: "We know what these two games mean to the football club. Everyone wants to play in the Champions League.

"The first half an hour was disappointing, it hurt the lads, but we showed a lot of spirit and we'll certainly be doing that next week.

"They're a good team, but what a fantastic place White Hart Lane will be next week. It will be rocking and everyone will be behind us. Hopefully we can get a few early goals like they did.

"We've certainly got an exciting tie on our hands and we knew it was going to be."

Reflecting on Tuesday night's events at the Stade De Suisse, the defender added: "We were slow out of the blocks but credit to them.

"When you go away from home, it just shows you have to be ready from the first minute in the Champions League.

"When you concede after five minutes it's always going to be an uphill battle but credit to the lads we stuck in there at three down when it could have been a lot worse.

"Seb's goal gave us belief. An away goal is important and luckily enough we got it. It was a great header and then a great goal by Pav late on."