Neville: Ryan Mason needs to add this to his game

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Tottenham Hotspur's Ryan Mason scored his first Premier League goal for the club against Swansea City last night.

Phil Neville has told Match of the Day that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason needs to start adding goals to his game if he is to fulfil his potential.

Mason has emerged as one of Tottenham's key players over the course of the 2014/15 campaign, but he hasn't been able to get his name on the scoresheet on a regular basis and that is something that Neville feels he needs to work on.

Mason scored his first Premier League goal for Spurs during their 3-2 win against Swansea City on Wednesday and Neville is hoping that will help the 23-year-old to kick on.

"Ryan Mason has impressed me all season, but this [goals] is something he has to add to his game," he said.

Tottenham's win was an important one as not only did it keep them within touching distance of the top-four, but it also highlighted the strength of their character.

The Lilywhites had suffered the disappointment of losing the League Cup final to Chelsea just three days prior to the game, but they showed no signs of feeling sorry themselves and Neville praised their resilience.

"They played well on Sunday and they were unlucky," he said. "They came up against a team that were used to winning the big games, but it's good that they could bounce back."

Spurs are now six points behind fourth placed Manchester United in the Premier League table, but they do have a game in hand, and they will be confident that they can close that gap if they continue to attack to the same standard they showed against Swansea.

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