Mason: Tottenham luxuriate in a microscopic bit to disappear to match Man City
Up thus far / Sunday, 25 Apr 2021 23: 04
Tottenham's interim head coach Ryan Mason admitted they are four or five years in the encourage of Manchester City after his hopes of ending the club's trophy drought luxuriate in been ruined in a Carabao Cup final defeat by Pep Guardiola's dominant aspect on Sunday.
Aymeric Laporte's leisurely purpose sealed a 1-0 protect for City to leave Spurs aloof looking ahead to their first silverware since 2008.
City luxuriate in been far the higher crew and might presumably well even luxuriate in had the game obtained twice over sooner than halftime had they remodeled just a number of the many chances they created at will in opposition to a unfortunate Tottenham aspect who managed excellent two purpose attempts to their opponents' 21.
"I deem City are possibly four or five years sooner than us," acknowledged passe Spurs midfielder Mason, who has taken over for the rest of the season after Jose Mourinho became once sacked on Monday.
"In terms of they've had a supervisor for this kind of very very long time and they've labored a favorable procedure for this kind of very very long time.
"Going forward, my notion and I am certain all americans's notion at Tottenham, is to be audacious and strive to dominate games like they devise. It is far a course of. It takes time."
Mason, 29, is a managerial rookie having been promoted from the London club's early life vogue division.
It is far amazingly now not going that he'll be handed the responsibility of reviving the fortunes of a club that done eight gains above City in second space in the Premier League in 2016-17 - Guardiola's first season at City.
However Mason acknowledged the priority now became once looking out for to make certain Tottenham qualify for Europe subsequent season.
They are seventh in the Premier League with five games left, five gains in the encourage of fourth-placed Chelsea who are in the Champions League qualifying spots.
"I deem main as a lot as this game, our thoughts and our focal point became once on nowadays," Mason acknowledged.
"Now we luxuriate in to gain over this and we luxuriate in to accept it. We've purchased a huge week. A if reality be told substantial game subsequent weekend (at dwelling to Sheffield United). Every Premier League game we will play in is going to be a substantial game."