Dawson retains England hopes

Tottenham Hotspur central defender Michael Dawson retains hope that he can force his way into the England squad for this summer's World Cup finals in South Africa.

The 26-year-old has yet to win a senior cap, but still believes that he can impress national team head coach Fabio Capello in the final few weeks of the season.

Dawson said:"I've not booked my holidays yet.

"My wife keeps nagging me and asking me where we are going. I might not have decided yet.

"Even if I don't get selected for the World Cup, I'd be watching every England game anyway.

"It's a dream to play for England, I was a sub a few times but never got on the pitch. Winning an FA Cup, finishing fourth and going with England would be everything.

"People say what do I have to do – I say if I keep playing well I will have a chance."

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