Mason: Spurs gutted by Albion result

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Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason has revealed that the mood in the dressing room was extremely somber after the 1-1 home draw to West Brom on Monday night.

Spurs needed a win against Albion if they were to remain a threat to glory-bound Leicester, but they failed convert a 1-0 lead into three points, meaning that Claudio Ranieri's side have their destiny firmly in their own hands on Saturday when they travel to Old Trafford, where a win would hand them the Premier League trophy.

Mason came on for the injured Eric Dier on 75 minutes, two minutes after conceding the equalising goal, but could do nothing to restore the hosts' lead.

"We don't like losing or drawing games at the Lane or anywhere when we've been a goal up," he told the club's official website.

"Obviously the circumstances at the moment meant we were trying to get a result and put the pressure back on Leicester so that adds to the disappointment, but we don't like losing or drawing at home at any time – it's disappointing and not a good feeling.

"Everyone's gutted, there's not many words being spoken. We let a 1-0 lead slip at home, we're frustrated, angry and disappointed – there are so many emotions.

"We wanted to win but unfortunately we didn't do that and the dressing room is very down at the moment.

"Goals change games at the end of the day. If we'd scored a second one in the first half then we'd have probably gone on to win 3-0 or 4-0 but at 1-0 they were always in the game, they played for set pieces, they've got a big side and they scored from one of those set pieces which is disappointing.

"In the Premier League you need to kill teams off – 1-0 is never a safe scoreline and that showed tonight."

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