‘Daws’ hoping to return to England fold after some fine displays for Spurs.
Michael Dawson is hoping his good form for Tottenham will earn him a ‘dream’ recall to the England squad.
The 29-year-old started the season as Spurs’ fifth-choice centre-half and the club accepted an £8m offer from QPR for the former Nottingham Forest defender.
But Dawson rejected the Hoops’ overtures to stay at White Hart Lane and fight for his place, and the Yorkshireman has started Spurs’ last nine Premier League games.
Dawson was immense alongside man of the match Jan Vertonghen in Tottenham’s crucial 2-1 win over rivals Arsenal on Sunday but is expected to be rested for the Europa League clash with Inter Milan on Thursday.
Reports suggested Dawson could be included in the Three Lions squad for this month’s World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro and the defender, who has not played for England for two years, now admits he’d love a recall to the national squad.
“It would be a dream (to be recalled),” the centre-back told talkSPORT.
“I got asked this question when I first got back in to the Spurs team.
“Then, I just had to concentrate on staying in the Tottenham team.
“Now I’m playing regularly for Tottenham…Fingers crossed. It would be nice to get that England call-up.”
Boss Andre Villas-Boas recently admitted he made a mistake by allowing QPR to speak to the club captain and Dawson is grateful for his manager’s honesty.
“The gaffer has been very honest with me from day one,’ the former Nottingham Forest man said.
“I spoke to him after pre-season and he told me there might not be as many opportunities as I would have liked. It was my decision to stay and fight for my position.
“I was out there every day training hard and thankfully the manager has seen that and he has put me back in.
“As a player you can only ask for honesty. The manager has been great. I’m glad to be back playing.”