There’s no doubting Michael Dawson’s commitment when it comes to defending, the guy will throw everything on the line. In the odd match though he comes up against someone with pace and this is when the problems start.
Dawson is a top defender but when faced with pace he seems to worry, it puts him off his game and he tends to worry more about his lack of pace and being caught out which means he doesn’t defend the way he normally would. You just knew that when Ravel Morrison was running at Dawson full speed that he was going to leave him for dead, we’ve seen Theo Walcott expose Dawsons lack of pace in the past.
From some of the views I have read I see that many of you would opt for a fully fit Kaboul and Vertonghen at the back. I have to agree, my heart will always say Dawson but my brain tells me that the other two are better complete defenders. Until his injury Kaboul was looking like he was finally becoming something special and it’s a shame that he can’t seem to stay fit at the moment.
That’s not to say that SuperJan doesn’t have the odd bad game and you might think Kaboul and Dawson would be a better option or even that Kaboul isn’t that good.
So let’s say all 3 are fit and ready for action, you’re AVB. Pick your preferred partnership.Follow @TrfficTottenham