Tottenham round-up, ex-boss on Ryan Mason, international deal to be done over Harry Kane

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

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason has been receiving praise from Yeovil Town boss Terry Skiverton after Mason received his first call up to the England national squad.

Mason was on loan at Yeovil Town and worked under Skiverton, who was full of praise for the 23-year-old, suggesting he was more like a player you would see playing for other countries, rather than for England, and admitted it was nice to see one of the club's former players receiving the honour of playing for England.

In an interview for the Western Gazette, Skiverton said: "The way Ryan plays is more like that of a foreign player, in that he's always had great technique and can see the pass, and it's the kind of player that we need more of in this country.

"In the modern game you need people with more assets to their game, and Ryan is one of those players who always brought that."

Mason's call-up isn't even the biggest news of the England squad with Spurs golden boy Harry Kane attracting several headlines after a wonderful season that has seen them climb to the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts.

The London Evening Standard has said that Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino and England manager Roy Hodgson will sit down to discuss just how much football Kane should be playing over the summer, as Kane would be allowed to represent England at the European under-21 Championships in the summer.

The tournament is due to start on June 18, but Spurs are said to want Kane to play in a friendly at the end of the season in Sydney, an exercise that is hoped to earn Tottenham more global recognition. 

There are fears that Kane could suffer from burnout if he were to play too much football.

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