Spurs star Ryan Mason confident of first victory at Sunderland

Ryan Mason on England training duty

Ryan Mason on England training duty

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England midfielder Ryan Mason is determined to help Tottenham kick-start their season with victory over Sunderland on Sunday.

The Londoners head to the Stadium of Light (1.30pm kick-off) searching for their first victory, having picked up three draws and a defeat in their four Premier League outings so far.

But confidence is high in the Spurs camp, believes the 24-year-old, with the only defeat coming thanks to a luckless own goal on the opening day of the season at Manchester United.

“The way we’re playing we know the results will soon follow,” said Mason, who has been with England through the international break.

“We’re confident and there is no reason not to be.

“We feel we’ve probably outplayed every team we’ve faced this season and we’ve certainly deserved more.

“Sunderland is a big game and we all want that winning feeling back as soon as possible.

“Hopefully we’ll go up there and do exactly that.”

Two Tottenham old boys look certain to figure in the Sunderland side – striker Jermain Defoe and centre-back Younes Kaboul.

Mason added on tottenhamhotspur.com: “Jermain is a natural finisher, so, of course, we’re aware of his danger. You never lose those qualities.

“But we’ll be concentrating on what we need to do on Sunday.”

Since losing at Old Trafford, Spurs have been pegged back for draws by Stoke and Leicester, and, in their most recent match, drew 0-0 at home to Everton.