Spurs skipper calls for club to stick together after Chelsea thrashing

Tottenham captain Michael Dawson has called for those around the club to stick together after their calamitous 4-0 defeat at Chelsea last weekend.

Jose Mourinho's Blues ran riot in the second half at Stamford Bridge, hitting four goals to condemn Tim Sherwood's side to a crushing defeat that has severely damaged their hopes of breaking into the top four of the Premier League this season, which would make Champions League qualification impossible.

But with two of the biggest games of the season on the horizon, it's vital that Spurs fans try to forget last weekend's abomination and focus on the upcoming fixtures, starting with Thursday's Europa League tie against Benfica, with the Portuguese giants travelling to North London on Thursday.

And the games come thick and fast, with a short turnaround to Sunday,where Spurs will face their biggest rivals Arsenal, also at White Hart Lane. There are more than bragging rights on offer though, as a win for Spurs could offer a glimmer of hope to their top four ambitions.

With two crunch games just days away, captain Dawson has called for everybody to stick together and unite behind the team, rather than wallow after such a heavy defeat.

“It hurts us as players and I know it hurts the fans, but we have to stick together,” Dawson told the club’s official website. “We keep talking about it, unfortunately, but we have to keep showing huge character when we’ve lost in the way we have

“Now it’s Benfica over two legs and we’ve got it all to play for. We’ve got to bounce back then it’s Arsenal, and that needs no building up, we know what it means to everyone, the club, the supporters. We’ll go out there and give it our all.”

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