Tottenham youngster Ryan Mason is looking forward to making strides in his career under Andre Villas-Boas, after feeling his career stalled under Harry Redknapp, reports the Evening Standard.
The 21-year-old came on a substitute during last weeks goalless draw with Lazio, and is expected to feature against Carlisle in the Capital One Cup tonight.
Mason made his debut for Tottenham back in 2008, but never featured regularly during Redknapp’s tenure, and found himself sent out on loan to Yeovil, Doncaster and Millwall.
But Mason feels that Villas-Boas policy of giving young players a chance will finally give him the opportunity to stake a claim for regular first team football at White Hart Lane.
“The way Villas-Boas does things is a lot different to Redknapp,” he said. “I’ve been training with the first team for the last few weeks and that wasn’t the case under Redknapp. I was out on loan a lot and when I was back I didn’t get a chance to show what I can do. It was a bit disappointing because I was a senior member of the development squad and I wasn’t getting a chance.
“Hopefully things will change and I will get an opportunity to show what I can do. I’m confident I will do well.”