London - After spending eight weeks out with a knee injury,
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason says he almost back to full fitness and
hopes to get a full 90 minutes under his belt for the first time this season
against Leicester City on Saturday.
Mason came off the bench during Spurs' opening day 1-0 loss
to Manchester United in the Premier League and made his first start in
Saturday's 2-2 draw against Stoke City at White Hart Lane, where he was
substituted in the 69th minute.
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"I had eight weeks out injured but I was professional,
I did everything right and I feel good," the 24-year-old said.
"There is nothing like match fitness and like I said, I
was starting to feel it on 60 minutes but hopefully if I'm playing next week
(against Leicester) I'll be able to complete the 90 minutes," he added.
Mason, who earned his one England cap in a friendly against
Italy in March, picked up the injury after a clash with Jack Wilshere during a
training session with the England team in June, forcing him to pull of
international fixtures that month.
Mason said his fitness would improve after getting more than
an hour against Stoke.
"Perhaps I blew up in the second half (against Stoke),
my legs went a bit but I'll feel better for it next week and hopefully I'll
chip in again," he added.For
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