This positive from Spurs' season will benefit them for years to come

Tottenham Hotspur's Ryan Mason can be an example for youth team stars to follow for years to come.

Tottenham Hotspur have seen many of their youth prospects flourish this season, but no rise has been more important than Ryan Mason's.

The central-midfielder has stepped out of obscurity at the age of 23 to finally fulfil his potential, and his emergence makes him the perfect role model for every Tottenham youngster to look up to.

Mason has shown that there is always a chance of being a success if you work hard and keep trying to impress, and his start to life in the first team set-up offers hope to many.

Mason has broken through at a stage of his career where many others would have been writing him off.

He made his debut in 2008 and then had to wait six years for another first-team appearance, with numerous managers overlooking his talents.

  Total TackleWon TackleDuel WonInterceptionTotal PassAccurate PassFwd PassAppearancesMins Played
Ryan Mason 62 49 101 22 936 766 329 19 1,399

The all-action midfielder has had a number of loan spells and suffered with injury, but he has finally fulfilled his promise and that should show Spurs' younger generation that they will always get an opportunity if they have the ability.

Spurs have an exciting crop of youngsters that are desperate to make the step-up, but while Harry Kane and Nabil Bentaleb were identified as first-teamers from a young-age, Mason has shown that there is a way into the team at a later stage.

He is now an example that the likes of Tom Carroll and Alex Pritchard can look to follow and will become the beacon of hope for members of Tottenham's up and coming generations for many years to come.

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