Ryan Mason has agreed with Harry Kane’s assessment of Tottenham Hotspur having lost some of their values over recent years.

The striker claimed in an interview with Sky Sports that some of the values which the club had gained under the management of Mauricio Pochettino had slipped since the Argentine’s departure.

Kane said: “Yeah I think whenever you have a good moment as a team, I think we had three or four really good years when we were competing at the very top and that was without spending loads of money.

“We had a really good mixture of young and experienced players. It’s impossible in football to click your fingers and go back to the good times and say ‘let’s go back to what it was’, because every season and every situation is different. But I feel like there were some values at that time and some culture that really made us achieve the things we did.

“So maybe we’ve lost parts of that over the last few years and it’s about looking back at that and seeing the good things we can take from that and trying to implement that in the future.

Pochettino led Spurs to top-four finishes in four of his five seasons in charge, as well as their first Champions League final in the 2018/19 campaign.

Daniel Levy decided to part company with Pochettino in November 2019 and despite having appointed serial winners in Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho, the club have failed to end their long wait for silverware.

Some fans had called for the return of Pochettino to continue his work in north London in the wake of Conte’s exit, however, it appears as if Daniel Levy has ignored the pleas from the fanbase and their former favourite son instead looks set to take charge of rivals Chelsea.

Harry Kane

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The interim Spurs boss has backed Kane’s assessment and is pleased that the 29-year-old has admitted that things have not been held to previous standards.

Mason told Football.London ahead of tomorrow’s match against Aston Villa: “We’re talking about a massive football club here. I agree with him. I’m happy he said it. He’s one of the people I want to drive it because of his stature at this football club.”

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