Football news - Ryan Mason: Tottenham Hotspur were immense in Premier League win over Leicester City
Spurs' interim boss Ryan Mason was full of praise for his side as they completed a comeback from 1-0 and then 2-1 down against Leicester City to ultimately win 4-2 at the King Power Stadium. The victory meant that Brendan Rodgers' team missed out on a spot in next season's Champions League tournament.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on May 23, 2021 in Leicester, England.
Speaking to the BBC after the game, Mason praised the qualities of the team to come from behind in a match that had little significance for them.
"The second half was outstanding,” he said.
"[We showed] immense qualities - to play, to be brave, to be aggressive, to work for the team.
"There was an energy in here, you could feel there was a lot riding on the game. We used that to our advantage. We were calm in situations. We used the fact it was a big game for them, it was a big game for us."
The win left Spurs in seventh for the league, and will take part in the European Conference League next season.
Mason, who will likely not be in charge at the start of the coming campaign, admitted: "It's no secret - we want to finish higher. We're disappointed not to be in the Champions League. We have to respect any European competition we're in and we will. We'll have to come back stronger next season."
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