Tottenham's debt of gratitude to Ryan Mason, Pochettinho's game-changer

Published on: 13 February 2018

The ESPN FC crew discuss whether Tottenham can make an impression on the grandest stage of all, the Champions League.

Ryan Mason did not often score but when he did, it was often a goal that changed everything. Two of Mason's four goals for Tottenham, his boyhood team, were season-shifting strikes that helped alter the course of the football club he loves.

Mason's untimely confirmation he has retired as a player, aged 26, following a horrific head injury came hours before the biggest game in Spurs' recent history: Tuesday's Champions League round-of-16 first leg against Juventus. Were it not for their former midfielder and the movement he helped to create, Spurs might not be in Turin at all.

When you changed it all for us mate .. we love you