Ryan Mason highlights similarities between him and Tottenham Hotspur teammate Harry Kane

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Ryan Mason highlights the similarities between him and Tottenham Hotspur teammate Harry Kane.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason has explained to The Sun the qualities that he and teammate Harry Kane share.

“Me and Harry are both hardworking lads and we’ve not had an easy road to get where we are,” the England international told The Sun. “So I don’t think there is any sense of us both easing up now.

“We are both still eager to keep learning and improving. We’ve had a tough road, we’ve both had to go out on loan and learn football the proper way. It means we both appreciate being out on the pitch for Tottenham.”

The 2014-15 season saw both Mason and Kane burst onto the stage, playing important roles for the Tottenham first team.

Mason scored one goal and created 29 chances in 31 Premier League appearances, and had a pass accuracy of 84% and a shot accuracy of 42%.

Meanwhile, England international striker Kane scored 21 goals and created 27 chances in 34 league matches, and had a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 58%.

Both the Tottenham players had to do it the hard way after multiple spells on loan at clubs in lower leagues or abroad over the past few years.

However, under manager Mauricio Pochettino, both Mason and Kane have flourished, and Spurs fans will hope that they can take their game to an even higher standard in the 2015-16 campaign.

North London outfit Tottenham finished fifth in the Premier League this season with 64 points from 38 matches, six points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

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