Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino showed his class once again with a heartwarming message for Ryan Mason.
The 27-year-old sustained a fractured skull in a clash of heads with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill while defending a corner during Hull City’s defeat at Stamford Bridge in 2017 and subsequently received treatment for around nine minutes on the pitch.
He underwent at St Mary’s Hospital in London and was released eight days later but has since struggled with his recovery, admitting he had “no option” but to retire.
Mason joined Tottenham at the age of seven and made 70 senior appearances under Mauricio Pochettino, scoring four times, before signing for Hull in 2016.
He has since spent time at Tottenham’s Hotspur Way training ground helping to coach the club’s under-23s as part of his coaching badge pathway.
The former midfielder also works as a football pundit and was part of the panel for Saturday’s BT Sport line-up and Pochettino had some very kind words to say about Mason.
“He was one of the most important players in my managerial career.”
Mauricio Pochettino had a special message for @RyanMason on #PLTonight ? pic.twitter.com/U4jMEuq1mf
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 25, 2018
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