Ryan Mason calls for Tottenham to be clinical against Manchester City

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason is looking forward to taking on Manchester City in Premier League competition this weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason has told the club's official website that his side have learnt from the heavy defeat that Manchester City inflicted on them earlier in the season.

City beat Tottenham 4-1 back in October 2014, and that fixture is still in Mason's head as Spurs prepare to take on Manuel Pellegrini's side at the weekend.

Mason says that Spurs wasted too many opportunities when facing City at the Etihad Stadium and is looking for a far more clinical display on Sunday.

“We’re at home now and hopefully we can get a positive result, we just need to be a bit more clinical," he said.

“If we get the opportunities on Sunday, we need to be clinical in front of goal and be solid at the back at all times.

“We want to win - we want to win every game we play. Hopefully we’ll finish the season on a positive note and then we’ll all look ahead to next season.”

Mason's comments highlight the importance of Tottenham's attacking players hitting top form at the weekend.

Spurs have generally relied on Harry Kane to score the bulk of their goals this season, but Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping that his entire front four can all threaten the City backline on Sunday.

City have not looked anywhere near their best of late and Tottenham will know that they can make a statement of intent by toppling the current Premier League champions.

The Lilywhites are unlikely to make it into the top-four this year, but by beating City they can remind teams of the quality that they do have in their squad and are likely to be going all out for the victory.

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