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Spurs 1-1 Chelsea - Daws remains realistic

30 September 2013|Tottenham Hotspur

Michael Dawson insists it’s important to remain realistic in the wake of Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea.

The club skipper admitted he was as disappointed as anyone that we couldn’t hold onto the first half lead given to us by Gylfi Sigurdsson against the Blues.

But he said, given Chelsea’s impressive second half display – capped by John Terry’s leveller, a share of the spoils cannot be sniffed at.

“In the first half I thought we were fantastic, had control of the game, went in 1-0 up, and it could have been two or three,” said Daws.

“In the second half they came out and we didn’t perform as well as we know we can. I think that’s down to them, they played well and had some good chances.

“We’re disappointed to concede in the fashion we did, but we take a point. After leading, it’s always disappointing, but we’re realistic. We realise we didn’t play as well as we could in the second half, so we take a point and move on.”

Daws added that the reaction to the 1-1 draw is an indication of the marvellous progress the squad has made.

“That shows how far we’ve come and the expectations from ourselves,” he added. “Chelsea are a top team but we believed and we came into the game full of confidence that we could win it. We’re a little disappointed we didn’t, but happy we didn’t lose it.”