The news of Michael Dawson’s contract extension was somewhat lost amongst the poor home defeat to West Ham and now that the dust has settled to an extent, the club captain has spoken of his delight at the new deal.
Just over a year after it seemed that he would be on his way out of the club, Daws’ new contract takes him to 2016 when he will be 32 and, if he makes it to that point, the centre half will have given 11 years of service at the Lane.
“I was delighted to be offered the new deal. Now I’ve got to go out there, play well and try to repay the club,” Michael said.
“It’s a great football club to be at. I love the club and love the fans. It’s a massive honour to be captain at Spurs.”
News of the deal was clouded by the performance against West Ham but Dawson himself is determined that the team put that right when they return to action against Aston Villa this weekend.
“When you are winning, everything takes care of itself,” he added.
“But you have to earn the right to win. You can’t just walk out there and do it.
“We will now look to go out and win against Villa. A loss like West Ham is always in the back of your mind but you have to move on. In football, you get the chance to do it.”