Michael Dawson says midfielder was ‘the most underrated’ Spurs player ever

Michael Dawson has admitted that he is a huge fan of Michael Carrick, insisting that the former Tottenham man remains hugely underrated.

Dawson has played with some top midfielders during his time at Tottenham, with the centre-back sharing a dressing room with the likes of Scott Parket, Edgar Davids, Luka Modric, Mousa Dembele and others.

However, it is Carrick that he picked out as the player who made a big impression on him in the two years that they played together at White Hart Lane.

The midfielder arrived at Tottenham from West Ham United in the summer of 2004, the same window as Dawson, and he had two excellent seasons with the Lilywhites.

Carrick was a key part of the club’s top-four challenge until Martin Jol in 2005-06, which ultimately ended in tears due to the infamous lasagna-gate incident.

The England international made the move to Man Utd that summer and was a key part of the Red Devils midfield for the next 11 years.

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Michael Carrick named Tottenham’s most underrated player

Tottenham’s assistant coach Matt Wells was at the North London club’s academy when Carrick was in the first-team and he named the current Middlesbrough boss as his favourite Spurs player.

When Wells was asked who he loved playing with the most, he told Off The Shelf Podcast: “I would say Michael Carrick.” Dawson then chimed in: “What a player, what a player. He’s my most underrated player to ever play for Spurs.”

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Carrick was outstanding and it is a disgrace that a player of his quality only received 34 caps for England throughout his career. There is no doubt that the 42-year-old would have been much more appreciated if he was Spanish or Italian as his technical quality was second to none.

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