'We’ll never give up dreaming' - Tottenham's Michael Dawson hoping for shock result against Real Madrid

Centre-back continues to believe Spurs can overturn a 4-0 deficit at White Hart Lane, insisting they have a chance as long as they are still in the Champions League
Michael Dawson insists Tottenham are still dreaming of an unlikely passage to the semi-finals of the Champions League, by scoring at least four goals to get past Real Madrid in the last eight of the competition.

The two teams clashed at the Bernabeu last week, and it was the Spanish side that came out on top - winning 4-0 after Peter Crouch's early red card.

No team has overturned a four-goal deficit from the first leg in the Champions League, but it has been done three times in other European competitions.

Despite having a herculean task ahead, Dawson insists that Spurs are daring to dream.

"We’ll never give up dreaming, I always say that," Dawson told the Evening Standard.

"When you’re in the competition, you’ve got a chance. We know it is going to be hard. There’s no hiding that. But we’ve certainly got players who can cause them some problems. They’ll probably be saying the same about themselves but we’ll be attacking. So it’s going to be an open game."

The centre-back recalled the ups and downs of the rollercoaster ride that the club have had in the competition this term, from the initial shock against Young Boys to sending AC Milan out of the tournament.

"Three down after 20 minutes, it certainly felt like it was all up [against Young Boys]," Dawson said.

"But we showed a lot of grit and determination to come back. Then, we got Inter Milan in the group, went 4-0 down and came back with the goals by Gareth [Bale].

"And then what a night we had against them at White Hart Lane [winning 3-1]. And we did it against AC Milan. All that shows that we can do it, eh? Let’s hope we can do it again."

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