Mauricio Pochettino hails "great talent" Ryan Mason

Mauricio Pochettino praises Ryan Mason for his part in Tottenham Hotspur's 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.

Mauricio Pochettino has singled out Ryan Mason for praise after Tottenham Hotspur survived a scare on the way to beating Nottingham Forest 3-1 in the third round of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night.

Mason was sent on in the second half with Spurs trailing Forest, and the 23-year-old quickly made an impact by firing in an equaliser to start the comeback from the hosts at White Hart Lane.

"Ryan in the beginning of the pre-season was good," Pochettino told reporters. "The last season was difficult for him because he had some injuries, but he is a great talent from the academy. We need to be careful with him.

"He showed his talent, and I am happy for him because he deserved this performance and this goal today."

Spurs will meet Brighton & Hove Albion in the fourth round of the competition.

Paulinho of Tottenham Hotspur moves away from Jorge Grant of Nottingham Forest during the Capital One Cup third round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Nottingham Forest at White Hart Lane on September 24, 2014
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