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Micky Hazard full of praise for homespun Spurs ace Mason

Tottenham hero Micky Hazard is delighted seeing Ryan Mason get his chance this season.

Hazard admires Mason's faith in his ability.

"He's shown character and resilience," Hazard told the Daily Mail. "There are not many opportunities in modern football - not like in my day - but I'm surprised he's taken so long and it's not easy to be patient. He clearly had the ability. From the age of six or seven, he stood out. He always knew what to do and where to do it. He had a natural understanding, and football intelligence separates the good from the great.

"If you have a good football brain you can reach the very highest level, because the brain tells the feet what to do. He has good feet, good skill, he's a good passer. You can still see he rarely gets caught."

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