Tottenham round-up, Townsend on where he'd play for club, midfielder on Swansea win

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A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur in the media this Thursday evening.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason described the victory over Swansea City as 'massive' as they kept up the pressure on the sides above them in the race for the Champions League places.

The club are currently six points off the top four but have a game in hand when they make the short trip to Loftus ROad to take on Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

Spurs bounced back from their League Cup final defeat to Chelsea against a Swansea side that refused to give up but Mason praised the character of the side, telling the club's website: 

“This was massive after Wembley and going out of two competitions in the last six days, it was huge for us to get back to winning ways.”

Mason scored one of three well-taken Spurs goals on the night after putting the home side ahead just after half time with his first Premier League goal for the club. 

He added: “It’s a special goal, my first Premier League goal and I’m buzzing. I’ve been waiting a long time for that and I’m over the moon to finally get it and to help us take three vital points is even better.”

Andros Towsend is quoted in London 24 has said his goal last night will give him more confidence as it was from open play as opposed to the penalty spot. 

He has also said he is happy to play on the left hand side, when previously he'd been played on the right flank in his career, but he certainly proved to be effective last night. 

Townsend said: “I’ll play anywhere for this club. My preferred position is on the right where I can come inside or go down the line, but if the manager wants me to play on the left, that’s where I’ll play.”

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