Ryan Mason was named captain for Tottenham against Fiorentina - How did he play?
Mauricio Pochettino made six changes to the Tottenham Hotspur side last night, and selected Ryan Mason as captain.
The Europa League first leg clash with Fiorentina was his third Europa League match of the campaign and 13th in all competitions, having played just a bit-part role in the team's campaign so far.
The 24-year-old had a mixed evening, playing an unfortunate part in Fiorentina's equaliser as Bernadeschi's shot deflected off him past Michel Vorm after he was slow to close the Italian down.
Whether with more regular game time he would have stopped the shot getting through, or if one of his teammates would have done better is open to debate, but he will have to try and improve in a similar situation in future matches.
Tottenham drew the game 1-1 with Nacer Chadli netting a first half penalty, and will feel they are in with a strong chance of qualifying for the next round.
Mason made three tackles and to his credit did manage to block two shots, but did not make any interceptions in the match.
He completed 86 per cent of his passes and created one goalscoring chance, but his display lacked the usual bite provided by Eric Dier, who came on as a 78th minute substitute for Chadli with Spurs looking to protect their lead.
It seems looking at the reaction to Mason's display he has a lot to do to win over his doubters, although others were more positive. Here is a look at the reaction to his performance via Twitter...
Good result, unlucky with the goal. Mason weak link #COYS— Mark Mackie (@Mackspur) February 18, 2016
Forgot how bad mason actually is, he has managed to get even worse #COYS— Kieren Flanagan (@KierenFlanagan) February 18, 2016
Will never be a fan of Mason. Simply not good enough #COYS— Allan Freyborg (@Freye74) February 18, 2016
You can see why we conceded so many more with Mason in midfield last season #coys— Chris (@chris_coys) February 18, 2016