Bullied Michael Dawson forced to give fake Tottenham team-talks
Spurs defender’s presentation skills put to the test
Tottenham centre-back Michael Dawson has revealed he is often the butt of changing room jokes. The ex-Nottingham Forest man has been an easy target of fun-poking ever since he arrived at White Hart Lane.
He told Hotspur magazine: “The lads seem to think it’s funny to play tricks on me. I take it in good heart though – perhaps that’s why they do it! I remember one when we played Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup soon after I arrived at Spurs from there.
“The lads were having a meeting in the AV room at the training ground and decided to have a laugh and see if they could get me to do the team talk. So someone fetched me. At that point I’d not trained or played with the lads [due to injury] and they were all in there. They had the Forest team on the whiteboard in front of them, so I began.
“But after a couple of seconds they all started cheering! They’ve hammered me ever since!”
Turned into a figure of fun by a fake presentation on your former team. That’s the crazy world of Premier League training grounds, folks.