Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson has told talkSPORT that he still finds it difficult looking back on his time with the club.
Dawson has been playing well for current side Hull City and also told the radio station that he won’t celebrate if he scores against Spurs, when the two teams meet on May 16.
“I want to see a lot of friends who I still keep in touch with, see the fans. When I left it was hard times, it was emotional, there’s no hiding it, I loved my ten years there,” he said.
“No (celebrate if he scores) – When you pull on the shirt of whoever you’re playing for you just have to give 100% and be professional.”
Dawson can consider himself unfortunate over the way he left Tottenham because he showed no obvious desire to leave.
He found himself in a position where he effectively had no choice, as he was behind other players in the pecking order, which meant if he had stayed, he’s unlikely to have played frequently.
He’s never been the best centre back in terms of technique, but he’s a leader and always plays with his heart on his sleeve.
Tottenham fans knew exactly what they were getting when he played and knew that he would put everything into a game, even if he was up against a forward who stood a good chance of giving him the run around.
Hopefully he won’t be the man who puts Tottenham to the sword, but if he does, he has enough respect not to go celebration crazy at the home of his former club.