Third goal the difference in Tottenham draw with Stoke says Mason

Nathan Baker and Ryan Mason

Mauricio Pochettino's side threw away a two-goal lead on Saturday and the midfielder says they are disappointed with the result.

Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason says the third goal in the 2-2 draw with Stoke was what shifted the momentum in the visitors’ favour, as reported by the club’s official website.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side was coasting towards victory in Saturday’s game as they sat comfortable at 2-0 up courtesy of goals from Eric Dier and Nacer Chadli.

They came close to going 3-0 up as well, which would have likely killed the tie, but a Marko Arnautovic penalty put the score at 2-1 and set the Potters on their way to getting a late equaliser and an unlikely point from the game.

And Mason says that third goal changed the game and put the momentum firmly in Mark Hughes’ sides’ favour.

“We were 2-0 up and in any other league, that’s game over,” he told tottenhamhotspur.com.

“At half-time we were saying ‘go and get the third’ but that third goal and the momentum went to them. Goals change games and you could see once they scored their first it looked like they were the only team who were going to score again.”

Another disappointing result for Spurs 

It has not been the best of starts to the campaign for Spurs, with them having been beaten 1-0 on the opening day against Manchester United.

That was a particularly hard defeat for the side to take given they more than matched Louis van Gaal’s side but lost courtesy of an own goal from Kyle Walker.

And Mason says the squad are equally disappointed by Saturday’s result, especially given they blew a 2-0 lead at home.

“We’re all gutted. To be 2-0 up at home and blow the lead is really disappointing,” he added.

“Butland made a few good saves and it could have been three or four but in the last 20 minutes they got the better of us. As I said, it’s disappointing because 2-0 up at home, you’d like to think that’s the three points.”

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