Michael Dawson has moved quickly to deny any rumours of unrest at the club after reports in today’s press suggested that he was unhappy with his current pay. The Sun (!) quotes their source as saying,
“Michael feels under-valued. He’s been offered a derisory pay rise by Levy. He feels he’s really proved his worth to the club and become one of their most important players – yet this is how they reward him,”
Meanwhile, Michael’s statement on the club website reads,
“I have no idea where this story has come from – it certainly has not come from myself or any of my representatives.
“I think I have always demonstrated that I am a proud player and captain of this club and nothing has changed in that respect.
“I have an excellent relationship with everyone at this club from the chairman, to the players to the supporters and I wouldn’t want false reporting such as this to impact on that.
“There has been absolutely no fallout with anyone whatsoever. I still have four years left on my current contract and no issues regarding it whatsoever. It is an honour to be captain of this football club and my sole focus is on getting ready for the new season with Spurs and, hopefully, England as well.”
While most Spurs fans may have suspected there to be little basis in the story, Dawson’s comments will still be welcomed as we head towards the start of the 2011-12 campaign.