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Tim Sherwood told Soccer Special on Sky Sports on Tuesday evening that he is ‘sure’ that Ryan Mason will play an ‘attacking’ Tottenham side and a team who is on the ‘front foot’.

Mason will take charge of his first Tottenham game tonight when they take on Southampton in the Premier League.

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At the age of, 29, he is the youngest manager in the Premier League and younger than a number of his players.

Sherwood, who managed the ex-midfielder during his days in North London, had nothing but praise for his former player.

“He’s got nothing to lose,” said Sherwood. “No-one is expecting too much.

“Hopefully, for Ryan Mason, Harry Kane is fit enough to take part in that game (League Cup final) because I think their chances rest on Kane being fit, not necessarily Jose Mourinho or Ryan Mason being their manager.

“He’s (Mason) a breath of fresh air. He certainly knows how to play on the front foot. He was that type of player. He was a wonderful footballer. And his career got cut short, sadly.

“I am sure he will play an attacking side and have a go at it. It will be interesting to see how it pans out and I wish him luck.”

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If Mason can come out of this with a number of wins to his name, and dare it be said, a League Cup trophy then it will only increase his value.

But he will need his main man – Harry Kane – fit and available after he was forced off last Friday against Everton.

Mason couldn’t have been gifted a better player than Kane, someone who he has played alongside, because he is one of the best players in the world, right now.

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