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Dawson's peak

Posted on 25 August 2010  - 12:00

Michael Dawson describes tonight's Champions League play-off, second leg against Young Boys as the biggest game of his career.

Dawson's peak

Michael Dawson didn't hesitate for a second.

Was tonight's Champions League play-off, second leg against Young Boys at the Lane the biggest game of his career?

"It's massive, the biggest game I've been involved in, definitely," said Michael, who recently earned his first England cap and captained the team in Bern last week and at Stoke on Saturday.

"It was a huge game over in Switzerland, but this is even bigger."

We trailed 3-0 after just 28 minutes of that first leg at the Stade de Suisse.

Thankfully goals from Sebastien Bassong and Roman Pavlyuchenko rescued us and gave the overall tie a completely different look at 3-2.

"It's all or nothing, really," added Michael. "We've had some big games of late but the reward if we win this game is to go into the group stages of the Champions League and that's where we all want to be.

"We put so much effort into finishing fourth last season and we don't want to blow it now. We're so close.

"We're at White Hart Lane, the fans will be right behind us, as always, and European nights are always special. This could be something else though.

"There's not much more I can say. It's up to us to go out there, play as well as we know we can and try to win it."