Ryan Mason pays tribute to Mauricio Pochettino after new Tottenham deal

Ryan Mason signs new five-and-a-half year Tottenham Hotspur deal

Ryan Mason has signed a new Spurs deal Photo: Spurs TV

Ryan Mason has paid tribute to manager Mauricio Pochettino after the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder signed a new long-term deal.

The Spurs midfielder has put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half year contract which will keep the former England Under-20 international at White Hart Lane until 2020.

Mason has enjoyed an extended run in the Spurs side following the midfielder’s brilliant strike against Nottingham Forest in the Capital One Cup in September.

And the 23-year-old was grateful to Pochettino, who succeeded Tim Sherwood in the White Hart Lane hot seat in the summer, for giving him a chance to shine in the first-team.

“I appreciate the length of the contract. It shows a lot of faith in me. Hopefully I can keep progressing and stay at the club beyond the contract,” Mason told Spurs TV.

Mason added: “I’ve had a manager who has shown a bit of faith in me and stuck me in. I’m buzzing to be in the side and hopefully I can stay in there as long as I can.

“I can’t stress enough how much faith the gaffer has put in me. Hopefully I can continue to repay him.”

Mason made his Premier League debut in the north London derby at The Emirates in September as Spurs drew 1-1 with bitter rivals Arsenal.

The Spurs midfielder has scored one goal and has made two assists in 16 appearances in all competitions for Pochettini’s side.

Tottenham are sixth in the Premier League table, three points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

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