Ryan Mason has been speaking to the press after his Tottenham side were beaten by Brentford this afternoon, and reflected on the club’s hopes of qualifying for Europe next season.
Tottenham Hotspur‘s final home game of the season ended in disaster today, as the Lilywhites collapsed to a 3-1 defeat against Brentford.
Spurs had a 1-0 lead at half-time thanks to a brilliant free-kick from Harry Kane. The goal marked Kane’s 30th of the season, with 28 of those coming in the Premier League (Transfermarkt).
However, the second half saw Spurs capitulate. Two goals from Bryan Mbuemo gave the Bees the lead, and a late goal from Yoane Wissa secured the win for the away side.
It’s a disappointing finish to an incredibly frustrating season for Tottenham, who remain in seventh place in the league. The North London side will now face a huge struggle to even qualify for any European competition next season.
Spurs now face Leeds United in the final game of the season next weekend, and will need to win that game and hope other results go their way if they are to finish in the top seven.
Speaking to BBC Sport after the game (14:50), Mason gave his thoughts on his side’s chances of finishing in a European qualifying spot by the end of the season, and did not sound too optimistic about the situation.
He said: “I’m not sure. It’s out of our hands now, completely out of our hands now. We’ll have to see what the other teams do and try and win at Leeds.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I can’t see us getting a European spot now, and honestly, we don’t even deserve one.
Obviously, we would rather be in a continental competition but maybe having a season without those distractions next year could do us good, especially with the rebuild we need to have.
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