Mason and Tottenham prepared for battle as Son relishes angry reaction.

    Ryan Mason has a Tottenham team ‘ready to fight’ for a place in the top tiers of the Premier League after a comeback draw against Manchester United.

    Goals from Pedro Porro and Son Heung-min helped the interim boss break the club’s losing streak in the club’s first game in charge since replacing Christian Stellini.

    Mason is no stranger to Spurs having been caretaker since the departure of José Mourinho two years ago when he was in charge of the EFL Cup final.

    But after a 6-1 defeat to Newcastle United last time, Mason was pleased to receive a response from his side that underscores their desire.

    “In football, you can win, lose or draw, but the most important thing is [thing] is that we react together,” he told BT Sport. “I have a team that is ready to fight.

    “I thought we were outstanding in the second half. [with] the character we showed after last Sunday. I hope the fans will see that today we were a team.

    “These players are there, I know, I have people who, when they come together, make a very strong team. It’s my job to inspire them and make sure we operate as a team.”

    Striker Son, who was supplied for a scoring finish by regular partner Harry Kane, suggested that the Spurs’ performance was fueled by frustration over recent setbacks.

    “I thought we didn’t deserve to lose 2-0 in the first half,” he added. “We played well enough, we had chances to score. But we weren’t clinical enough.

    “We didn’t want to let the fans down, we wanted to give it our all and that was the dressing room speech. We couldn’t quit the game. We were very angry about this.

    “Football is all about the fans. Last week was unacceptable and we didn’t want it to happen again. With them, we really appreciated their support. They fought us.”

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