Ryan Mason tweets after return to pre-season, gives fitness update

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is back in business.

Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason is enjoying being back with the north London side's squad during pre-season in his bid to return to full fitness.

And the 24-year-old isn't far off peak condition, he has reveald on Twitter.

The Spurs players are now back in practice following their summer's break and are making strides towards next campaign, where they will be looking to better their fifth-placed finish in the Premier League last term.

Can Mason retain his midfield place?

Mason's midfield spot has almost become a paradox, such is boss Mauricio Pochettino's faith in the 24-year-old compared to the strong criticism he gets for some of his performances from Spurs fans and neutral observers.

Last season, Mason made his breakthrough onto the big stage, even earning himself an England cap.

But many Tottenham supporters have called for other options such as Mousa Dembele or a prospective new signing. The sales of Etienne Capoue, Paulinho and potentially Benjamin Stambouli suggest the north London side are making room for a new midfielder but, at the same time, point to a retained faith in Mason...

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