Ryan Mason has laid out his thoughts for what needs to come next at Tottenham after another shambolic season - a well-considered plan and commitment from everyone to stick to it.

The final home Premier League of the season ended in a 3-1 loss to Brentford and it meant the end of season lap of appreciation and player of the season awards were done in front of only a handful of remaining supporters.

And as a Spurs man through and through, he was clearly hurting as much as the fans are, but his message seemed to be aimed as much to the powers that be as it was to the support.

He said: "It's understandable [why most of the crowd had gone] because of how the final two-thirds of the season have gone, on and off the pitch, but ultimately we know that the fans will be there next season. 

"This club will keep moving forward and now is the time we need to be stronger than ever, believe in what we're going to do, commit to it and have people that are committed to it. 

"In football, things can change very quickly and the energy can change quickly. 

"There's many different conversations that need to happen but ultimately, and I think I probably say this quite a bit, we need to commit to something and be consistent with it. 

"That transfers to everyone else."

Ham & High: All smiles after Harry Kane put Tottenham ahead against Brentford. Picture: JOHN WALTON/PAAll smiles after Harry Kane put Tottenham ahead against Brentford. Picture: JOHN WALTON/PA (Image: John Walton/PA)

Part of that commitment to a plan comes on the football side too and Mason pointed to a game of two halves against the Bees as an example.

Harry Kane had fired Tottenham in front but a double from Bryan Mbeumo after the break and a late third gave Brentford the victory.

"This is the Premier League and you have to be ready for the whole game," said the Spurs interim boss.

"We played very good in the first half, had a few opportunities to score maybe a couple more and we showed a lot of courage, we were brave. 

"But the intensity dropped in the second half and we got punished so I’m very, very, disappointed with the second-half performance. 

"I think it's understandable to a certain extent because we've been working a different way for such a long time.

"We were probably asking them to do something they haven't done for a while in terms of having a higher line and being a little bit more on the front foot. 

"To do that for 90 minutes, you probably need to train it for a consistent amount of time which we haven't had. 

"But I thought there were lots of positives in in the first half. I certainly took a lot of positives.  

"I know we will see the result absolutely because that is ultimately what it's all about but if I look at the first half and the courage, the intensity and the bravery we played with and without the ball, I thought it was a very positive first half.

"We just needed to take our opportunities when they came but you can’t do it for one half of football. You have to do it for a whole game."

The final lap from the players had some suggesting that would be the last time Kane would be seen in a Spurs shirt at the new Lane.

Mason scoffed at that.

He said: "Harry has waved at the crowd every season. I remember sitting here two years ago and you guys were convinced he was leaving, saying the same thing.  

"It's the last home game of the season, so he wants to show his appreciation to the support he's received, the support we've all received this season."