Ryan Mason admits he has to score more goals for Spurs next season

Nathan Baker and Ryan Mason

The 24-year-old once scored 58 goals in a youth season, so he is right to demand a higher ratio of finding the net than he demonstrated over the last 12 months.

Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason has been taking part in a Q & A session with the club's website this week.

He said that though he was delighted with the way the 2014-15 campaign went, next season he will be looking to improve his scoring ratio.

The player told the Spurs website that his goals once the new season began were: "To kick on again, hopefully play more games and score more goals.

"I’m eager to get on the scoresheet more often, not in a selfish way, but it’s important for midfielders to weigh in with goals. I probably put too much pressure on myself when I get into positions where I could score so next season, I’ll take it naturally."

Mason by all accounts could claim to have had an outstanding breakthrough season for Spurs. There aren't many players that could make his first league start for his side and then manage to start for his country all in the space of seven months.

But the 24-year-old isn't resting on his performances from last season, with the home grown man eager to improve an area of his game that he was very capable in in his youth.

The England international managed to score just two goals in his first team campaign this season, netting on his first appearance of the season against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup as well as against Swansea in the league.

However, as the more offensive minded of the club's central midfield last season, Mason is right to aspire to improve his goal ratio.

  PositionTeamGoalsBig Chance MissedTotal Scoring AttOntarget Scoring AttAppearancesMins Played
Ryan Mason MF Tottenham 1 3 41 14 31 2325

Mason had the fourth most shots in the league of any Spurs players, and also fourth highest number of on target attempts, but only managed to find the net once, meaning there were eight players who scored more than the former Swindon loanee.

Considering he has always managed to find the net at youth levels, and also in his loan spells when he often played further forward, perhaps the best way for Mason to remain relevant for Spurs is if he adds the goals to his game that he has identified as lacking.

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