'Exciting' to return to action at the Lane - Ryan
13 August 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Ryan Mason expects an electric atmosphere at White Hart Lane on Saturday for our first home game of the season.
Stoke City are the visitors to North London for our second outing of 2015-16, with the match representing our first fixture on home turf since a 2-0 win over Hull City in the penultimate game of last term back on May 16.
Midfielder Ryan featured off the bench in last weekend’s narrow defeat at Manchester United, having missed much of the pre-season campaign through injury.
Naturally eyeing a good result to get us off the mark, the home-grown battler believes our supporters have a key role to play as we look to avoid a repeat of the consecutive defeats we suffered at the hands of the Potters last term.
“We haven’t had a pre-season game at the Lane this year so it’s exciting to be playing there for the first time this season on Saturday,” said the 24-year-old.
“We all want to put on a performance and get the three points to make it a special day for everyone.
“I thought we were unlucky against United, but Stoke at home is going to be a difficult game as well. But it’s our ground and we’ll be confident of picking up the points.”
Asked if Stoke have a psychological advantage over us following their victories in 2014-15, Ryan replied: “I wouldn’t say anyone does, they just out-performed us both times they played us.
“I’m sure if we perform to our true abilities then we can win the game. As we do every week, we’ll just concentrate on ourselves and make sure we do as best we can.”