Michael Dawson: I may celebrate if I score against Tottenham Hotspur

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Hull City's former Tottenham captain Michael Dawson cannot promise he won't celebrate if he scores against his old side.

Former Tottenham defender Michael Dawson says he cannot promise he will not celebrate if he scores against them.

Dawson was sold to Hull in the summer after nine and a half years at the club, and says because goals are so rare for him, he can't promise he will keep his emotions in check.

He is one of three ex-Spurs stars who will line up for Hull this weekend against them, along with Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone.

He told The Sun: “It will be strange but I’m a professional and will help Hull get three points.

“Would I celebrate if I scored? I don’t score too often! Who knows, it would be nice.

“But this game is not about me — three points are on the line and both sides badly need them.”

The 31-year-old will mean no hard feelings if he does; for he added that he left on very good terms with manager Mauricio Pochettino and has fond memories of his extended time at White Hart Lane.

In 324 games for Spurs he scored 10 times for them. Dawson is yet to score upon signing for Hull, and his last strike at club level came back on January 2013 in a 3-1 win over Reading.

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