Tottenham’s Ryan Mason speaks out on recent injury

The England international was hurt scoring the winner against Sunderland.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason has admitted that getting injured recently came at a bad time, but told the Tottenham Journal that he is confident of getting back into the England squad once he is back to his best.

The Spurs home-grown hero put in an excellent performance against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light earlier this season, scoring a late winner for Mauricio Pochettino’s men in a 1-0 victory.

However, as he slid in to net the decisive strike on Wearside, Mason was injured in a collision with onrushing goalkeeper Costel Pantillimon.

Mason has admitted that it was a bad time to get injured but he is now back on the right track, with a recall to Roy Hodgson’s contingent the end goal.

“The injury was unfortunate but that’s part of football,” he told the Tottenham Journal.

“I’m sure if I can get back to the form I was in, if not better, then I’ll get called up again.

“It was frustrating, it came at a bad time. I couldn’t even enjoy the goal – but I couldn’t prevent it, it was an impact injury, and things like that happen.”

Mason may well find it difficult to pin down a regular spot in the Spurs starting line-up due to the exploits of others, with extreme competition for places in Pochettino’s midfield.

While the England international has spent time on the sidelines recuperating, Eric Dier and Dele Alli have forged a venerable partnership in the heart of the White Hart Lane outfit’s midfield.

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