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Tottenham interim coach Ryan Mason lauds team character following 2-2 draw against Man Utd

Tottenham Hotspur interim manager Ryan Mason praised his team’s character as they fought back from two goals down to earn a draw against Manchester United last night.

Spurs conceded early in the first half as Jadon Sancho opened the scoring in the seventh minute. United then doubled the lead before half-time through Marcus Rashford.

However, Tottenham pulled one back through wing-back Pedro Porro before levelling the game when Harry Kane slid in a gorgeous pass for Heung-min Son to finish.

Mason said (via “Big character, big personalities, stuck together, kept believing and acted as a team throughout the whole game.

“That pleases me after what happened at the weekend because we probably didn’t have that as a group.

“And off the back of how the first half went in terms of the scoreline, to go out at half-time and stick together, fight for each other and really got our fans involved.

“I thought they helped us massively, and it’s pleasing. It proves a lot to me what I already thought about this group, but to see that on to the pitch is a good feeling.”

Mason said his side did okay in the first half despite going two goals down. They had their chances, and he believes things would have been different if they had scored.

He urged the players to keep working for each other as a team at half-time and they would get their rewards.

Son missed a good chance before scoring the equaliser and rushed to hug Mason on the touchline when he equalised. His manager said the goal was down to the player’s mental strength.

Spurs travel to Merseyside to face Liverpool on Sunday. They will be desperate to replicate their second-half performance against Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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