Dawson insists there will be life after Harry Redknapp at Tottenham.
He said: "He [Harry] did a great job but there are always changes in players and managers. In football there are always things happening.
"He left a great squad but we've got a new manager and we've got to look forward and be positive. We've now got to take the next step and that's our aim. When you first meet a person, people have reputations but from my point of view the first time I met the new manager he was great and it's a fresh start for him and every single player.
"I'm normally running around fields in pre-season but he does a lot of training with the ball and he is installing his beliefs into the players on a daily basis.
"The new manager wants us to go for the title - and that's a shared view.
"We had a group meeting on Monday and he says he wants to win every competition we go into. He's getting that belief throughout the football club. We were in the mix last year, massively. Our main aim this year is to get back in the Champions League."