Dawson insists Tottenham can be proud of campaign

Michael Dawson has urged Tottenham teammates not to get down over missing Champions League qualification.

Michael Dawson has urged Tottenham teammates not to get down over missing Champions League qualification.

Spurs have not qualified for the lucrative competition due to Chelsea's triumph in the final against Bayern Munich and will enter next season's Europa League instead.

"We finished in the top four and you couldn't ask for much more," Dawson told the official Tottenham magazine. "That was our aim at the start of the season and we achieved that.

"True, we were disappointed to be 10 points clear in third place and then to have that steadily eroded and overtaken.

"But we won a lot of tough games and picked ourselves up again after our disappointing spell to really make it start happening for us again, so we can't be too hard on ourselves. We played some of the best football in the Premier League at times and that deserves respect."

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