Tottenham Hotspur captain ready for AC Milan test

Tottenham Hotspur skipper Michael Dawson is looking forward to leading out his side in front of a packed White Hart Lane crowd against AC Milan tomorrow evening.

England international Dawson, who missed the glorious 3-1 win over Internazionale earlier in the season, says that it is a great honour to lead out Spurs on a big European night – following in the footsteps of legends like Danny Blanchflower and Alan Mullery – and that he and his team-mates are ready for the test against the Italian league leaders.

“It will be a fantastic honour to lead the team out but it’s not about me, it’s about the 11 players out there, the 18 men in the squad and we’ve all got a job to do,” said Dawson.

“Hopefully we can continue where we left off in Milan because that was a fantastic performance.

“The lads worked their socks off to get our rewards that night and we’re in a great position going into this second leg. We know the crowd will be right behind us and we know what we’ve got to do.”

The former Nottingham Forest defender, who should be partnered in the centre of Spurs defence by experienced French defender William Gallas once more tomorrow evening, also echoed the sentiments of manager Harry Redknapp, saying that Spurs must go on the offensive against the seven-time European champions.

“We’re 1-0 up but we can’t sit on that, we’ll do what we do and that’s attack.

“We’ve got pace in the team and we’ll look to put them on the back foot and try to score goals.

“We can’t be over-confident. We’re playing AC Milan in the Champions League. It’s a massive club with great players. We have to be ready and we will be.”

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