'It's a great feeling' - Mason opens up about 'unbelievable' fortnight

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Tottenham Hotspur's Ryan Mason says that it is a great feeling to be getting first-team football at White Hart Lane.

Ryan Mason says that the last two weeks of his life have been unbelievable.

The 23-year-old has had a whirlwind fortnight, where he has gone from someone whose career appeared to be faltering, to a first-team star and the central-midfielder admits that it has been amazing.

Mason made his debut for the first-team, coming off the bench to devastating effect in the League Cup against Nottingham Forest and he has stayed in the side ever since.

Mason was utilised by Mauricio Pochettino against Arsenal, where he put in a fine performance in the heart of Spurs' midfield, last weekend, as Tottenham collected a point, and then he started against Southampton in the side's 1-0 victory yesterday.

It has been a dramatic transformation at White Hart Lane for the England youth-international, but he appears to be taking it in his stride and was delighted to win on his home debut.

"It’s a great feeling," he said to Spurs' official site. "I keep saying it, but the last couple of weeks have been unbelievable for me and it was great to get three points on my home debut.

“Southampton are flying and it was a massive win for us because we now go into the international week with momentum.

“It also makes last week’s point at Arsenal all the more important.

“It was a good win. We got the goal early and defended well, credit to the team, we stuck together and kept the clean sheet.”

Mason will now be hoping to keep his place in the line-up as the season progresses and Tottenham look to build on the three points that they have picked up.

Spurs head into the international break buoyed by their last two results, after struggling from much of September.

However, when they return, they will not be eased back into life as they have a game against Manchester City.

The current Premier League champions may not quite be in top-gear yet, but Spurs will know the challenge that awaits them and it will be a tough test of their credentials. 

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