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Dawson's perfect finale

Posted on 22 June 2005  - 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).

Michael Dawson described his dream debut and the final few games of last season as 'the best thing that could have happened' to him.


A shin injury left the defender watching from the sidelines for the first three months of his Spurs career but that all changed on April 16.


With defenders Noureddine Naybet, Anthony Gardner and Noe Pamarot all injured, Michael was handed a dream debut at Anfield where he performed admirably in a 2-2 draw against Liverpool.


He went on to play the next five matches before a calf injury ruled him out of the final game against Blackburn.


Nevertheless, it's fair to say he made quite an impact in those final few weeks.


"Obviously, as I’ve said many times, when I first came to the club it was very frustrating but the last two months were exactly the opposite, the perfect end for me," reflected Michael.


"It was probably fortunate for me that Tony Gardner got injured and Noureddine was injured, that gave me my chance. Of course, it was unfortunate for them, but injury denied me when I joined the club and then injuries gave me my chance - that’s football.


"To make my debut at Anfield was a great day and it went from there.


"Unfortunately I missed the last game of the season but it was nice to get a few games under my belt and I can kick on now into pre-season and look forward to next season."


Michael is pictured in our new away kit - part of the new Kappa replica kit range for 2005-06 - check out the new designs by CLICKING HERE