Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason has told London24.com that he is not too concerned about scoring goals.
The 24-year-old England international has found the target just three times for Spurs in his career so far.
“I think people forget I’m a deep-lying centre midfielder,” Mason told London24.com. “It’s difficult – the way we play, our full-backs are the ones who are expected to get on and the midfielders are the ones that cover.
“Obviously I hope to chip in with some goals but I’m setting realistic targets for myself so I don’t have to deal with disappointment.”
Mason enjoyed a breakthrough last season, but he has struggled with injuries this campaign and is not guaranteed a place in the Tottenham starting lineup.
The midfielder does not appear to be too worried about his lack of goals, but perhaps that is an area he should work on.
It is always an asset for a midfielder to be able to score goals, and given the competition for places in the Tottenham lineup, Mason should be looking to add more facets to his game.
Mason scored one goal and created 29 chances in 31 Premier League appearances for Spurs last season.
So far this campaign, the Englishman has found the target once and has created eight chances in six league games.