Tottenham fans reminisce on anniversary of Mason’s first goal

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Tottenham Hotspur’s rise in recent years under Mauricio Pochettino has been well documented, as the North London side have established themselves as top-four regulars.

The Argentine boss has become renowned for getting the best out of the younger players within the squad and played a key part in the development of former Spurs favourite Ryan Mason, who was forced into an early retirement in February.

Mason joined Spurs’ academy at the age of eight and went on to make 53 Premier League appearances for the Lilywhites before joining Hull City in 2016, though he featured for the Tigers just 16 times in the league before his career-ending skull fracture.

Now 27, the former Spurs midfielder was reminiscing this week on social media as an anniversary marked four years since his first goal for the club – which was a screamer against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup that levelled the scores before Pochettino’s side went on to win 3-1.

Posting the clip on his own account, fans quickly responded with their messages to their homegrown hero.