Dawson not scared of United
Michael Dawson has warned Man Utd that Tottenham will travel to Old Trafford with 'nothing to lose'.
Last Updated: 18/04/10 8:09pm
Michael Dawson has warned Manchester United that Tottenham will travel to Old Trafford with 'nothing to lose'.
Spurs' chances of finishing in the top four were written off in some quarters ahead of a daunting run of fixtures against Arsenal, Chelsea and United.
But Tottenham have already beaten their two London rivals at White Hart Lane this week to move back into pole position for the final UEFA Champions League spot.
United's title hopes have also been boosted by Tottenham's victories but Dawson has told Sir Alex Ferguson's men not to expect any more favours next Saturday.
The defender said: "We will go there and we have got no fear whatsoever. Six [points] out of six against Arsenal and Chelsea so we will go to Old Trafford full of confidence and with nothing to lose.
"It is certainly going to be exciting, they did us a favour by beating City then we did them a favour. But we will go there next week, hopefully get something and be right in the mix.
"We have got a fantastic squad here so I don't see why we cannot pick up points like we have done against the top teams.
"That is what we are striving for and certainly over the past five days we have proved a few people wrong."
Dawson believes the current crop of players have what it takes to see the job through and qualify for the Champions League, having been part of the Spurs squad that came agonisingly close in 2006.
"I have certainly been there before as have a few of the other lads," he commented.
"It was devastating the way we lost at West Ham on the last day of the season and missed out on fourth spot. The lads all want to play in the Champions League, it is as simple as that.
"If we keep putting performances in like the Chelsea win and like we did on Wednesday, I don't see why not.
"We have got some big games as have the other teams in and around us so it is an exciting finish."
Peter Crouch almost missed the Chelsea victory with a virus but is hoping to be at full-tilt to face United.
He said: "I was lucky to be on the bench against Chelsea, I didn't train on Friday and stayed at home.
"If we can get into the Champions League it will be a huge achievement. If we can do that and build on it that would be great.
"You've got to stay there. I've been fortunate to play in it and it's the best competition in the world.
"A club like this deserves to be there and hopefully we can get there and then obviously the top clubs have the consistency to stay there and we need to do that."