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Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason: I only picked up one skill from Lorient experience...

Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason concedes moving on-loan to Lorient was a mistake.

Mason didn't make a single appearance when in France two years ago.

"That was a bad experience," Mason told the Mail on Sunday. "I was pretty close to the Tottenham first team and I'd been on the bench quite a bit, made my first start in the League Cup and then got a knee injury.

"It was nothing major but I was out for a couple weeks and I fell down the pecking order. It probably wasn't a good idea to pick Lorient but I thought playing in the top league in France would be better than playing in the Championship again. It just didn't work out. I couldn't wait to get home. I was there on my own from January until the end of the season.

"I picked up a bit of French - that was the best part about it. I spent that season hardly kicking a ball."

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