Ryan Mason explains why his injury problems might prove crucial in Tottenham Hotspur's title tilt

Nathan Baker and Ryan Mason

The England international has had a torrid time with injuries this season.

Tottenham Hotspur are in the hunt for both the Premier League and Europa League titles this season and hopes are high that they will at least win one of the competitions.

One of the main concerns has been how they might juggle both competitions and remain fresh enough to compete at the highest level.

The return to fitness of Ryan Mason certainly helps. The England international started the season well but then suffered an ankle injury. He has since gone on to play just 15 times this season and has only featured in three games this year.

But the midfielder believes his time out may prove beneficial to the club in the coming weeks. Mason told The Guardian:

“I have not played many games, so I feel fresh, I feel good and I feel fit. So hopefully, I can make an impact. We have massive games coming up.

"It’s obviously disappointing that we have players injured but, hopefully, they can come back as soon as possible and, if I’m called upon, I will give my all.”

It is certainly plausible that Mason will now be one of the freshest players in the Tottenham squad. He certainly looked it against Fiorentina last time out, as he scored the opening goal against the Italian side in a Europa League win.

If he can remain this sharp then perhaps his time out earlier in the season could indeed prove a positive for Tottenham Hotspur in the long run.

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