Dawson happy with point
Michael Dawson praised Spurs' comeback after they recovered from 3-1 down against Arsenal to snatch a draw.
Last Updated: 20/04/11 10:56pm
Michael Dawson praised Tottenham's comeback after they recovered from 3-1 down against Arsenal to snatch a draw at White Hart Lane.
Wednesday night's thrilling North London derby ended 3-3 after Spurs produced an impressive revival to salvage a share of the spoils.
The Gunners led by one goal at half-time as Theo Walcott, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie netted for them, with Rafael van der Vaart replying for the home side before Tom Huddlestone's 20-yard rocket cut the deficit to one.
Van der Vaart converted a penalty in the second half to seal the draw and Tottenham captain Dawson says he was happy to pick up a point from the tough encounter.
He told Sky Sports News: "After going 3-1 down we've got to be happy with that.
"We had a few chances in the second half and maybe could have won it, but credit to the lads for showing fire and determination.
"Going a goal down so early in a local derby is never good but Tom scored a wonder-goal to get us back in the game and we got the penalty - we're happy enough."
On Tottenham's prospects of playing UEFA Champions League football next season, the defender added: "There are six more big games to go and we are still in with a great chance, so we'll keep going until the end."
Man-of-the-match Van Der Vaart said: "It was a great game. We played a great game and Arsenal are one of the best teams in the league so at the end we can be happy with 3-3.
"It was an open game, both teams wanted to win. There was space to play, that's why it was a great game.
"We had a few good chances and we could have maybe won, but at the end it's a fair result."