Michael Dawson eyes memorable treble by transferring club joy to international jubilation

08 June 2010 10:52
Top class: Michael Dawson has enjoyed a well-deserved promotion into the international set-up[LNB]Michael Dawson is hoping to complete a memorable treble by helping England to World Cup glory this summer.[LNB]Dawson played a major part in Tottenham qualifying for the Champions League for the first time. Then his own fine form was recognised with the 26-year-old being voted the club's player of the year.[LNB]Now he has faith in England to do themselves justice in South Africa after claiming 'it is scary how good the players are.'[LNB]Dawson, a late replacement for injured skipper Rio Ferdinand, hadhis first taste of senior England action in yesterday warm-up game withthe Platinum Stars.[LNB]He said: 'It's been a great season. Qualifying for the ChampionsLeague was always the aim. We knew it was going to be hard but youalways set your sights high and fortunately we had a fantastic seasonand achieved that goal.[LNB] 'Harry Redknapp has been able to get the best out of largely the same group of players who were in a bad situation when he took over.[LNB]'To then get the club's player of the year award was great. At the start of the season, I was out through injury but after I broke into the team it was fantastic.[LNB] Captain marvel: Dawson was voted Tottenham's Player of the Year[LNB]'Now to be in the World Cup squad is fantastic and it's always been a dream of mine to play for England and it was nice to play some part in the game yesterday.'[LNB]As for England's chances this summer, he claimed: 'I have confidence in the squad to succeed, without a shadow of a doubt.[LNB]'When you look at the quality of the players, it's scary how good they are. We've got world-class players here and I am sure we can do well in the World Cup.'[LNB]Dawson could line up alongside his Spurs team-mate Ledley King in South Africa.[LNB]He said: 'Ledley is a top class centre-half. When he has been fit this last season, he has shown that. He has been playing at the level everyone knows he can play at.' [LNB] Raging bulls! Capello loses cool and Rooney loses plot in final warm-up winMy Dad is top of the crocks! King's knees' so bad he can't play with his sonScholes: I would have played for at the World Cup... if I'd been asked earlierSportsmail on Twitter: Follow regular updates from our team of writersWORLD CUP PODCAST: Join Graham Poll and Co in Chappers' debut finals broadcastTOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC

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