Tottenham star Ryan Mason admits disappointment ahead of Fiorentina Europa League clash

Nathan Baker and Ryan Mason

Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason has admitted that he's disappointed Spurs aren't leading their tie against Fiorentina.

Tottenham are gearing up for Thursday's Europa League clash with Fiorentina, with the tie finely poised after the a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.

Roberto Soldado's opener was cancelled out by Jose Maria Basanta's equaliser, meaning Spurs now must travel to Italy and score at least one goal to have a chance of going through to the last 16.

Whilst Spurs harbour hopes of breaking into the top four of the Premier League - as well as winning Sunday's Capital One Cup final against Chelsea - Mauricio Pochettino's focus is purely on his side's trip to Florence tomorrow.

Midfielder Ryan Mason is likely to feature in the Tottenham midfield having become a mainstay under Pochettino this season, and he spoke to the Tottenham official website ahead of the game.

The 23-year-old has impressed after playing for Swindon Town on loan last season, and despite being in with a great chance of progression, he admitted that he was disappointed not to be heading to Italy with a 1-0 lead.

"It’s massive – we all want to be playing in the big matches and this club needs to be playing in these sorts of games," he said. "Thursday and Sunday are huge matches for the club and everyone involved, so hopefully we can get positive results," said Mason.

"They’re a very good side. We’re disappointed not to be taking a lead out to Florence but we’ll go there to win the game. It’s important for us. We were a bit unfortunate in the draw as Fiorentina are one of the better teams in the competition but if you want to win a European trophy then you have to beat the best," he added.

It promises to be a huge four day stretch in Tottenham's season, with two monumental games in quick succession - and Mason will be hoping for no more disappointment come Sunday night.

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