Mason: This is the area of my game I have to improve

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason has only managed one goal and three assists in the Premier League this season.

Ryan Mason has told Tottenham Hotspur's official site that he is hoping to show more of his attacking qualities over the remainder of the season.

Mason has become Tottenham's all-action midfielder, with his energy and tackling earning him a number of plaudits, but he still feels that he can do more.

The 23-year-old believes that he needs to start scoring and creating more goals and feels that his assist for Harry Kane's strike against Queens Park Rangers last weekend was a good start.

"I’ve said before that I will always look to make runs forward and try to get into the box," he explained.

"It’s an area of my game that I want to improve on. I got the assist for Harry’s goal which I’m pleased with and hopefully that can continue."

So far this season Mason has managed to claim three assists, but his only Premier League goal came against Swansea City on March 4.

  GoalsAssistsChances created per gameShots per gameAppearancesMins Played
Ryan Mason 1 3 0.9 1.61 21 1579

It is a slight surprise that he hasn't had more of an influence going forward as at youth level Mason was one of Spurs' more attack-minded players.

The fact that he doesn't have better assist and goalscoring figures isn't entirely his own fault, though.

Mason has created a chance per game for his teammates, while he is also averaging close to two shots of his own every match.

It means that with a bit more of a ruthless streak, Mason's wish to get on the scoresheet more often is likely to be fulfilled and that would be a major boost for Spurs as they look to claim at top-four spot. 

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