‘Pain’ – Ryan Mason on mood in the dressing room after cup final defeat

Ryan Mason has claimed that the emotion from Heung-min Son and Eric Dier shows how much they care about Tottenham following the Carabao Cup Final defeat today.

Spurs started the game on the back foot to an extreme level, with Man City knocking on the door of an opener consistently for the first 20 minutes or so.

Tottenham did little to relieve the pressure for much of the first half but somehow got down the tunnel at 0-0 come the half-time whistle.

In the second 45, the Lilywhites gave a much better account of themselves, taking the pressure off their defence and searching for a goal of their own.

Unfortunately, Spurs were unable to create any real clear cut chances and eventually fell foul to an 81st-minute goal after Serge Aurier gave away a free-kick in a dangerous area.

One journalist asked Ryan Mason about the emotional reactions to the defeat from Dier and Son, to which the interim head coach replied that he had been there as a player and it shows that they care.

On the mood in the dressing room, he said (Football London): “Pain. It hurts.

“I’ve been sitting in there as a player, I’ve played for this football club and lost a final, I know what it’s like. I know that feeling.

“It’s normal that they’re hurting. It’s normal, because it shows that they care. And this group of players care deeply about this Football Club.

“I think we saw that today, they gave absolutely everything, 100 per cent commitment. We tried, we tried, it wasn’t enough today, that’s tough to take.”

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