Agbonlahor slams three selfish Tottenham stars after Mason reveal

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Gabby Agbonlahor has slammed Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son for playing for themselves rather than for Tottenham.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England forward suggested Ryan Mason has little control of his players after Bale repeatedly failed to track back in Spurs’ 3-1 loss to Leeds United.

Bale let Leeds full-back Gianni Alioski advance into the Tottenham half before providing the cross for their second goal.

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Mason revealed at the end of April that the squad will not call him ‘boss’ or ‘gaffer’ and Agbonlahor suggested that was a big hint to Tottenham’s real issues.

He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “That’s the problem with Ryan Mason and why he will definitely not get the job.

“If a player like Bale is not tracking back with his runners, a Pep Guardiola or a Jurgen Klopp wouldn’t stand for it and they’d tell him about it. Ryan Mason wouldn’t have said a word. That’s the problem.

“They’re not going to call him gaffer. I understand it but going forward you cannot have a club where the manager is not being called gaffer.

“It looked like a team that players are trying to score for themselves. Bale, Kane and Son were trying to play only for themselves.

“The defenders looked like they didn’t want to defend.

“They’re in a really bad way are Spurs.”

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The result was Mason’s first Premier League loss as a manager after recording comfortable victories over Southampton and Sheffield United in his first two games.

They also lost the Carabao Cup final to Manchester City just days after he replaced Jose Mourinho.

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