Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason has revealed to the FourFourTwo Magazine that he wants to score more goals.
The England international is enjoying a breakthrough season at Spurs and has been one of the best players for the North London outfit this campaign.
Playing in central midfield, Mason has shown a good passing range and composure on the ball, aiding to Tottenham’s high-pressing game.
The 23-year-old has created 23 chances in 28 Premier League appearances so far this term, while having a pass accuracy of 83% and a shot accuracy of 42%. Mason has won 15 headers, 16 dribbles and 60 tackles.
One area where Mason does not have great stats is goals; he has found the target just once in the Premier League. It is this part of his game that the Spurs midfielder wants to work on and improve.
“I’ve always seen myself as a goalscoring midfielder, so I want to add more goals to my game in the first team,” the Englishman told the FourFourTwo Magazine.
“At the moment I’m part of a deep-lying two and that means sitting a bit more. At the start of the season I was desperate to score goals and maybe I rushed things, but I’ve a got a couple since and hopefully more will follow.”
With three more rounds of matches left in the 2014-15 Premier League campaign, Mason will not get too many chances to add to his goals tally, but his intent to find the target is certainly something encouraging.
The position that Mason occupies on the pitch is not conducive to scoring goals, but if he can push forward from time to time and gets more accurate with his shooting, then he will certainly be able to add more goals to his name next season.