In wake of the European Super League debacle, Ryan Mason hopes that Tottenham Hotspurs’ victory over Southampton can be a shining light. Hundreds of supporters gathered outside White Hart Lane in protest of chairman Daniel Levy and the owners. Spurs fans felt let down by the club after their participation in the now-canceled European Super League.
Between the decision to join the ESL and the decision to leave the ESL, Jose Mourinho was sacked as the head coach. Ryan Mason was named as the interim boss for Tottenham Hotspurs. He got off to the perfect start with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory against Southampton.
Southampton went in front through Danny Ings, a glancing header evading Hugo Lloris in the Spurs goal. Gareth Bale then scored the equalizer with a quality finish that was placed to perfection. Heung min Son then put Spurs ahead in the 86th minute via the penalty spot. This was the first time this season where the Spurs have gone on the win after trailing at halftime.
“First of all I can’t have an opinion because I wasn’t aware of that, we didn’t see it from the coach so I can’t comment on that,” Mason said when asked about crowd protests. “But the most important thing is to create good energy around the place. Obviously when you are winning matches that does help, but more importantly the performance in the second half is where we want it to be. Thankfully we have got the win and we can look forward to tomorrow now.”
He sidestepped the question about the European Super League. He said that he has been busy getting things in order to make the jump from academy coach to first-team coach easier.
“I’ll be honest, I said this all along, I really can’t have an opinion on it, because in the last 48 hours, I’m sure you can respect the fact that my mind, my energy has been fully involved in this game, in preparing for this game,” he added. “And likewise now the game’s done I’ll enjoy it for a few moments, but my energy is on training tomorrow and preparing the team for the weekend.”