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Tottenham latest: defender signs new deal, Townsend wants to maintain high standard

Also, Lamela fearful over Argentina World Cup place.

Spurs captain Michael Dawson has said he wants to repay the faith the club have put in him after signing a new three year deal with the club – meaning he is contracted at White Hart Lane until the summer of 2016.

Dawson told the club’s website: ‘I was delighted to be offered the new deal, I thank the Chairman, the gaffer and now I’ve got to go out there, play well and try to repay them.

‘I remember the day I signed – or should that be night – deadline day, January 2005, going from the hotel, driving down Luxborough Lane and arriving at Spurs Lodge with Andy Reid. I remember it as if it was yesterday.’

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Forward Erik Lamela is fearful that he may miss out on a place in Argentina’s World Cup squad unless he becomes a regular in Andre Villas-Boas’ side.

The Metro quotes him as saying: ‘The national coach called on me when I was in Rome but now I’m playing in England I have to adapt quickly.’

Winger Andros Townsend has said he will have to maintain a high standard if he is to earn a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the World Cup in Brazil in the summer.

Townsend said: ‘I have to keep playing well in every game for Spurs. I can’t think about the World Cup, I have to focus on my Tottenham performances.

‘If I have a couple of bad games there are world-class players that can come in.’

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