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Cameron on the right path

Posted on 29 October 2015  - 10:15

Cameron Carter-Vickers continues to stride towards the Spurs dream he first had as an 11-year-old.

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That’s the age the young defender first arrived at what was then our Spurs Lodge training facility.

Just over six years on and Cameron has proudly signed a new deal that will run until 2018.

“I joined the club when I was 11 and when you are that age and you join a club like Spurs you are delighted, absolutely buzzing,” he said. “I remember going to school the next day and telling all my friends!

“The big dream even then was to perhaps one day play for the first team.

Below: Cameron with Mauricio Pochettino

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“This new deal shows the hard work I’ve put in so far has paid off and now it needs to continue. I will try to play well for the Under-21s, keep working, keep improving and hopefully my chance will come.”

Cameron has packed a huge amount into his short career so far and 2015 is proving quite a year.

As well as progressing to regularly captain the Under-21s, Cameron represented the USA at the FIFA Under-23 World Cup in the summer and recently returned from the CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers, where he helped USA set-up a play-off match against Colombia in March for a place in the 2016 Rio Games.

"I’ve really enjoyed this year,” he added. “The Under-23 World Cup in the summer was a fantastic experience. I’ve come back to Spurs and been more involved with the first team squad and that has been great for me as well.

“I’ve learned so much. You learn more and more when you play against better quality opposition, better strikers. You have to change and adapt to play against these players as you progress.

“I think my game is progressing and that’s the key thing for me - to focus, to try to improve and to work hard every day in training.”