After speculation that Ryan Mason would be selected for Roy Hodgson’s latest England squad the Spurs midfielder finally received a call-up as a replacement for the injured Adam Lallana.
Though Mason has received less headlines that Harry Kane this season, his rise has arguably been just as surprising. Kane was at least involved in the first-team squad last season, while Mason was playing in League One on loan at Swindon. Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 23, 2015
I'm honoured to be called into the England squad, a very proud day for me & my family!. Thankyou for your messages.
— Ryan Mason (@Ryan_Mason13) March 23, 2015
Ryan Mason is in the England squad. I'm actually in tears. Fly away now, my pretty.
— Bankrupt (@bankruptspurs) March 23, 2015
— Addicted to Spurs (@AddictedtoSpurs) March 23, 2015
Wayne Rooney should be honoured to be captaining Ryan Mason
— J (@JTHFC) March 24, 2015
So chuffed that @Ryan_Mason13 got called up for England. Been through tough times to get there, example to all young players.
— Chris Summersell (@ChrisSummersell) March 24, 2015
Congratulations @Ryan_Mason13! What a terrific story. Hoping to come home to find a Ryan-themed Enfield street party just kicking off.
— Charlie Parrish (@charlieparrish) March 23, 2015
— Addicted to Spurs (@AddictedtoSpurs) March 24, 2015