Ryan Mason says he is keen to create ‘togetherness’ at Tottenham and has hailed Harry Kane as a ‘role model’ for the squad.
Mason has been placed in interim charge until the end of the season, following the decision to sack former caretaker Cristian Stellini this week.
The 31-year-old oversaw his first game in charge during Spurs’ 2-2 draw with Manchester United on Thursday, as the north Londoners fought back from two goals down to earn a result.
Spurs travel to face Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend and Mason says he wants to create a togetherness in the squad as his side look to end the season strongly.
“It’s a process that we want to follow and continue with in terms of creating togetherness,’ he told his pre-match press conference.
“The second half was positive but we’re fully aware that we have basically no time to prepare for a game at Anfield on Sunday.
“But we’re going to recover and go there as a team and hopefully get a positive result.”
The pass from Kane 🔮
The finish from Sonny 🥶
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Spurs have won just once in their last six Premier League games, but Mason believes positivity can spread quickly as his team look to build on an impressive second half against Manchester United.
“In football, negativity can spread very quickly but at the same time so can positivity, if you create the right feeling.
“That can accelerate a process so hopefully we can continue with what we saw in the second half [against Manchester United].
“We were together and had belief in what we were doing.”
Harry Kane led Spurs’ comeback against United with an impressive second-half performance and Mason believes the England captain remains under-appreciated despite his achievements.
“He was outstanding. This country probably doesn’t appreciate how good he is. From a footballer’s point of view, he is incredible,” he said.
“I’ve always said that I was fortunate enough to come through the academy with him. It’s a pleasure to watch him live. This country should really appreciate the talent he has.
“I value loyalty and when I see a player showing that, who’s humble and a family man, when I speak to any children I can say to look at Harry because he’s a role model for everyone.”
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