Ryan Mason has a task on his hands with what could be his last four matches as Tottenham Hotspur’s boss defining their season.
Spurs currently sit in sixth in the Premier League and just two points behind West Ham in the Europa League spot and five behind Chelsea who sit in the final Champions League place.
It is a difficult task at the best of times and with a match against a Leeds United who are getting praise everywhere for their ‘Murderball’ style of play under Marcelo Bielsa, it will be a tough but exciting match.
He said: “They have a very unique way of playing and I’m sure it’s exciting for the neutral and for their supporters but we have to focus on ourselves.
“Yes they will pose certain problems and certain situations that will be different to other teams but we can’t worry too much about them.
“We’re ready, we have an idea of how they are going to play and the problems they might cause but we’ll also cause them problems and it’s important we focus on that.
Mason has also played down his possible candidacy for the Spurs job on a full-time basis even if he gets the club Champions League football for next season.
He added: “That’s all hypothetical – ‘if we win, if we do this’. I’ve said all along my only focus is on the next game, I’m really not silly enough to start thinking ahead of certain situations.
“My mind has to be on this game tomorrow and then once that game’s out of the way my mind will be fully focussed on the next one. That’s all I have to say on that matter.”
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When and where?
The game will take place at Elland Road on Saturday (May 8).
What time is kick-off?
The match will start at 12:30pm.
Is it on TV?
You can watch the game live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1HD.
Leeds United 1-2 Tottenham
Hosts will be looking at late fitness tests for Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha who are recovering from knee and thigh injuries respectively.
Their captain Liam Cooper returns from a suspension while winger Helder Costa has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Spurs’ interim head coach Ryan Mason will be without Ben Davies who recovers from a calf injury.