Mason expects home comforts

Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason is confident of beating Stoke City at White Hart Lane on Saturday, despite struggling against the Potters last season.

Spurs lost both their meetings with Stoke last campaign, going down 2-1 at home before being beaten 3-0 on their visit to Britannia Stadium.

But the 24-year-old Englishman doesn't think those victories will give the Potters a psychological advantage, and is more interested in providing a show in front of the home support for their first game at the Lane this season.

"We all want to put on a performance and get the three points to make it a special day for everyone," he told his club's official website.

"We haven't had a pre-season game at the Lane this year so it's exciting to be playing there for the first time this season on Saturday."

Spurs started their campaign with a 1-0 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford, where Kyle Walker accidently found his own net for the only goal of the game.

"I thought we were unlucky against United," he added. "Stoke at home is going to be a difficult game as well. But it's our ground and we'll be confident of picking up the points.

"I'm sure if we perform to our true abilities then we can win the game. As we do every week, we'll just concentrate on ourselves and make sure we do as best we can."

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