Date: 21st May 2021 at 3:12pm
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Ryan Mason’s baptism of fire into Premier League management has been quite staggering. 

The 29-year-old was thrown into the Spurs cauldron after Jose Mourinho was sacked just days before Spurs’ momentous League Cup Final meeting against Manchester City.

The stakes could not have been higher in what was Mason’s first ever match as a football manager, and the Lilywhites’s performance against the Premier League champions emphasised Mason’s lack of Premier League experience.

If that was not enough, he had to wade through media pressures and questions about Spurs involvement in the collapsed European Super League, and just when things could not have been more difficult, reports have suggested Harry Kane allegedly wants out of Spurs.

Mason has experienced a season’s worth of drama and difficulty in just a few weeks, and while the experience will only benefit the former Spurs and Hull City midfielder in the long term, it was certainly added aggravation he did not need.

However, reports from Spanish sports news site AS have suggested Mason could soon receive a much needed boost as Gareth Bale could extend his stay at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

Bale has netted 14 goals, including an impressive hattrick against Sheffield United

The Welsh wizard returned to North London on a season long loan from Real Madrid last summer, but injuries and inconsistency have plagued his romantic return.

However, there have been times where Bale’s brilliance and predatory instincts have reemerged and there are definite signs his abilities which made him one of the most feared players in the world are still there.

In spite of these challenges Bale has still netted 14 goals and three assists which is a considerable return for a player who has been limited to sporadic starts and appearances over the last three seasons.

An extra season at Spurs, which is looking likely due to Real Madrid’s apparent lack of interest in retaining the player they spent £86 million on in 2013, might just be whats needed for the Welshman to propel himself back into the echelons of football.

 
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