Dawson positive despite United defeat

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Tottenham Hotspur captain Michael Dawson is urging his side to forget about their defeat to Manchester United and make amends in the Europa League second leg against Hearts.

A masterclass from Danny Welbeck saw Spurs downing in the opening game of their Barclays Premier League season, after more than matching the champions for the first hour at Old Trafford.

Dawson's side face Hearts in the second leg of their Europa League play off, and is the perfect way to get over the disappointment of Monday's defeat.

"We did well for an hour but to walk away with a 3-0 defeat feels like a drubbing on what was our opening fixture in the Premier League," he said.

"We worked hard throughout pre-season, played so well at Hearts and then to go to Old Trafford, play as well as we did for 60 minutes and come away with that scoreline hurt us all badly.


"We can't get too down though. It's a balance - not too up when you win, not too down when you lose. We'll soon be back out on the pitch and this time, trying to put things right.

"It's great to have a five-goal advantage from the first leg at Hearts and we'll look to do a professional job in the second leg. We want to win the game, hopefully we'll do that and then we can look forward to City on Sunday, another tough match in the Premier League."

Spurs began their latest European adventure with a comfortable win at Tynecastle last weekend, with Rafael van der Vaart, Jermain Defoe, Jake Livermore, Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon putting the gloss of thorough performance.

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