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Dawson's Diary

Posted on 7 October 2011  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

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I was outside running earlier in the week but the Achilles was still a little sore, so I've had to take a step back and concentrate on working in the gym.

The physios aren't too worried as I've been in a protective boot for a couple of weeks and I need to strengthen it up. I'm obviously a little down, but you never know with injuries and rehab, so we'll wait and see.

I've not seen the lads since the derby win on Sunday as they've all gone away on international duty this week.

I was at the Lane on Sunday and it was fantastic. The lads were absolutely different class, carrying on the form from Wigan the week before.

We had that disappointing start against United and City but I said at the time we couldn't be too down, conceding goals is never nice as a defender but they are two teams I'm convinced will be battling for the title.

Don't get me wrong, you never want to lose like we did, but we've bounced back since then, showed real character and quality to win four out of four and believe me, that's no mean feat in the Premier League.

We went into the derby full of confidence, favourites for the first time I can remember and we thoroughly deserved the win.

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It was funny with Kyle's winner. I was sat on the bench with Danny Rose and as it came to him, just before he took the touch, Danny said 'he's got this' and suddenly, it's a goal!

You could sense something was going to happen in that split-second. Song blocked Luka's shot, Gervinho came across, Kyle got there first and it was so quick, it made his mind up for him, one touch and 'bang'.

Everyone was 'wow' and we're all delighted for Kyle, he's been fantastic. You don't always get the plaudits as a defender but he'll be a fans' hero now.

It was great for Kyle but all the lads were fantastic. Scott Parker, Ade have come in and been great. We've got all the flair players in the world, but Scotty has been fantastic, and back-to-front we were great against Arsenal.

I'll have a weekend's rest now and then it will be back to it next week. It's so disappointing to be injured and I was with Tom Huddlestone in the gym this week, he's also out and it's a hard time for a footballer, it's the side of the game people don't see.

As I said before, footballers tend to take for granted being fit, I certainly do, but you soon realise when you are injured how lucky you are to be out there playing week in, week out.

You just have to keep working hard and your body will be ready when it's ready.

Until next time!