Ryan Mason on why beating Sheffield United would be 'special'

WH Lane

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason is excited about the prospect of playing at Wembley for the first time.

Ryan Mason has explained to the Tottenham Hotspur website why the younger players in the team are extra motivated to beat Sheffield United this evening.

Spurs head into the second leg of the League Cup semi-final in Sheffield with a 1-0 lead from the first game thanks to a goal from Andros Townsend.

“It’s a massive game for us. There were a lot of shocks in the FA Cup at the weekend and we’ll take nothing for granted, we’ll go there and treat it like a cup final,” said Mason.

“It is to us anyway, we all want to get to Wembley and play in the final itself.”

“We’ve a young squad and a lot of us haven’t played at Wembley. For me personally, being an English player, it would be special.”

Tottenham are the favourites going into the game, but the team need to be wary of the likely intimidating atmosphere at Brammall Lane.

Mason believes his experience of having played at the ground before, when on loan at Swindon, means he’s well suited to being able to deal with the hostile home crowd.

Spurs need to do the basics effectively and back themselves. If they play anywhere near as well as they can do, they stand a great chance of progressing to the final.

While the Champions League remains the ultimate goal for the team, the League Cup arguably represents the club’s best chance of silverware this season.

If they can get into the final against Chelsea, they have the recent memory of the 5-3 win at White Hart Lane to give them the confidence that they can put a piece of silverware in the trophy cabinet for the first time in a while.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch