Tottenham captain Michael Dawson wants to eradicate unnecessary mistakes from his game.

The 29-year-old defender, who last week signed a new three-year deal that will keep him at White Hart Lane until June 2016, has admitted he was devastated after his side's 3-0 loss at home to West Ham.

On the back of his side's heavy defeat to the East London side, Dawson has revealed he is keen on becoming Tottenham's Mr Perfect.

Speaking to The Sun, Dawson said on wanting to get the West Ham defeat out of his system: “I remember every little thing, every little mistake. That’s just the way I am.

"I like to be perfect but sometimes it just doesn’t go as well as you’d like it to be — or as well as you’d dream it to be.

“The first two days when I wake up I think ‘wow, we lost that game’.

“When you win, everything just seems to take care of itself. But it’s football — it’s why everyone loves it.

“You’ve got to earn the right to win, you can’t just walk onto the field and win."

Dawson is hopeful his side can get back to winning ways when Andre Vilas-Boas' side travel to Aston Villa on Sunday.

Tottenham defeated Villa 4-0 last season and Dawson is confident his side will bounceback from their loss against the Hammers.

“We know we can perform, we did it there last year in the Premier League," added Dawson. "It was a great performance on Boxing Day.

“Hopefully it will be the same on Sunday and I can have a good night’s sleep — and we’ll be back to winning ways, which is a good feeling.”

Tottenham face Moldovan side FC Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League next Thursday after their match against Villa before facing Hull in the Premier League and Capital One Cup.

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