Michael Dawson discusses Tottenham’s top four chances

Former Tottenham defender Dawson is convinced by Spurs this season.

Michael Dawson has spoken to talkSPORT to discuss former club Tottenham Hotspur, claiming that this is the year Spurs are ready to break into the top four thanks to their great defensive record.

When asked if Spurs can finish in the top four this season, Dawson said: “Yeah, definitely. With Chelsea struggling, there’s an opportunity for one of the other teams to break in, and with the way Spurs are playing, and their defensive strength, I’m sure they’ll be right up there. It’s a great statistic for Spurs [having the best defensive record in the league].”

Spurs currently have the joint best defensive record in the Premier League, conceding only eight goals in 10 games, and they have also lost just one of those fixtures - another record in the league.

This defensive solidity is something not associated with Tottenham, and Dawson - who played as part of Spurs’ defence for 10 years - is impressed with how the back-line have excelled this season.

It is a common statistic that the best defences are the ones which win leagues, and whilst Spurs cannot consider themselves as title contenders, their solidity at the back will do much to help them get back into the Champions League.

Dawson has also highlighted the fact that Chelsea have been struggling this season, which opens up a normally secured spot in the top four.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal are sure to be the top four at the end of the season, but Spurs have the perfect opportunity to take this vacancy and establish themselves as a Champions League team.

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