The midfielder is pleased the club is buying the right sort of player this summer.
Tottenham spent huge amounts in the summer of 2013 for instance. The likes of Paulinho, Etienne Capoue, Vlad Chiriches and Roberto Soldado all arrived that summer in big money deals and all four of them were sold on at a loss this summer after flopping at White Hart Lane. Another big name signed that summer was Erik Lamela, who has struggled to succeed as well.
So Mason believes Tottenham have done things right this summer.
"Last year we came fifth, and we haven't gone out and spent millions and millions like some of the big boys.
"The club now look for players who fit the bill, players who want to work hard, who want to do the work in training.
"The focus is on players coming through the youth system and bringing young players in."
Tottenham snapped up the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Kieran Trippier, Kevin Wimmer and Clinton N’Jie this summer – spending their biggest sum of money on South Korean Heung-min Son of Bayer Leverkusen. They also tried to sign Saido Berahino – so there was definitely a theme of bringing in young talent who could develop into future stars at the club.
Now it needs to start clicking. Tottenham are still hunting for their first win of the season and take on Sunderland tomorrow afternoon.