Ryan Mason: I apologised to my Tottenham teammates after error against Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason was guilty of gifting Southampton their first goal at the weekend.

Ryan Mason has told Tottenham Hotspur's official site that he apologised to his teammates at half-time after his error led to Southampton's first goal at the weekend.

Mason panicked under pressure, rushing his pass back to Ben Davies, and it allowed Graziano Pelle to fire the Saints into the lead.

In the end the mishap didn't matter too much, as Tottenham fought back to claim a 2-2 draw, but Mason was not passing on any responsibility.

“I should probably have cleared my lines first and foremost, but it’s one of those things I’ll learn from and hopefully won’t do again," he said. 

“I came in at half-time and apologised to the lads. I wanted to do my best to make up for it in the second half and try to make sure it didn’t negatively affect the result."

It is easy to forget just how inexperienced Mason is due to the standard of his performances this season and he is still on a learning curve. 

This is still the central midfielder's first season of playing regular first-team football so it should hardly be a surprise that he still makes the occasional error.

As Mason says, the important thing will be to ensure that he learns from this mistake and ensures that he doesn't do the same again.

The 23-year-old looks set to be a key player for Tottenham for the years ahead and, as he becomes more experienced, these sort of errors should be eradicated from his game.

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