Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason revealed the “dressing room was very down” after last night’s 1-1 draw with West Brom at White Hart Lane.
Spurs let a one-goal lead slip to allow Tony Pulis’ men to grab a draw courtesy of a second-half Craig Dawson header to leave them seven points behind leaders Leicester with just three game remaining.
Dawson, whose own goal had put Spurs ahead, converted in the 72nd minute to shatter Spurs’ title ambitions and leave Leicester able to win the title with victory at Manchester United this weekend.
Mason, who replaced the injured Eric Dier on 75 minutes, admitted the players were down after failing to crank up the pressure on Leicester.
“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 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.”
Tottenham dominated the ball with 67 per cent possession, but, particularly in the second half they failed to trouble West Brom, however Mason believes if one of their three efforts that clattered the woodwork in the first half had gone in it would have been a different story.
“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,” added Mason.