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Micahel Dawson happy at Tottenham

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Loyalty is a rare commodity in football, and at the beginning of the transfer window it sounds like Tottenham are going to keep hold of one of their longest-serving stars.

Michael Dawson has made 220 appearances for the club - including 37 last season - but the Spurs centre-back continues to be linked with a move away from White Hart Lane.

The defender who signed from Nottingham Forest in January 2005 told talkSPORT that despite this being a difficult season the support of the fans makes him want to continue playing for Spurs.

"The fans have been superb to me since day one because I've had some ups and downs like everyone does."

It has been another unsuccessful season for the north London outfit. Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood were both relieved of their duties for failing to secure Champions League football.

One of the main criticisms is that the money used to sell Gareth Bale was not properly invested, and showed that vast amounts of money can sometimes not automatically improve how a side competes.

Take La Liga winners Atletico Madrid for example; whose starting XI that knocked out Chelsea cost £20 million less than Fernando Torres.

Tottenham will be hoping for an improvement next season under Maurico Pochettino, who guided Southampton to an 8th place finish in the Premier League in 2013/14.

Another objective for Pochettino is to improve the fortunes of some of the players purchased last summer, such as Roberto Soldado and Christian Eriksen.

Dawson knows the expectations of the fans is for Champions League football and next season hopes to deliver.

"The expectations are high and the players want to achieve them. We want to be in the top four and hopefully next year we'll have another push."

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