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The 'beast' is hungry for more!

Posted on 29 September 2016  - 17:30

A giant in his young frame on the pitch, softly-spoken off it, you won’t catch Cameron Carter-Vickers waxing lyrical on what he’s achieved so far in his fledging career.

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He doesn’t need to, either. He has Mauricio Pochettino to do that for him. “He’s a beast!” says the manager on the young centre-half. “He’s like a wall!"

After playing against Atletico Madrid and Juventus in pre-season, Mauricio also said: "For an 18-year-old, he showed good character, played against Juventus, Atletico Madrid against Dybala, Fernando Torres, Icardi and Jovetic and he showed real qualities."

Still only 18, football life is moving quickly for Cameron.

He made his debut and first start in the EFL Cup win against Gillingham, one of our three latest Academy debutants alongside Marcus Edwards and Anton Walkes.

“I’ve had some great experiences already this season,” said Cameron. “This new deal shows the manager has faith in me. It means a lot. I’ve been here since I was 10 just working hard trying to get to this stage. Obviously, I want to push on again, but as I said, yes, it means a lot.”

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Cameron looked right at home against Gillingham. “Going into the game I was a little nervous, it was my first appearance but I soon eased into the game,” he said.

“Again, that showed the manager has faith in me and means I have to keep going, keep doing what I’m doing and hopefully I’ll get more opportunities.”

Below: Cameron speaks to Spurs TV

 


In the meantime, he will continue to benefit from the wealth of experience in front of him every day in the shape of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.

“In my opinion, we’ve two of the best centre-backs in the Premier League right here and to be able to train with them every day and watch them play, I can only learn from that,” he said.

“I like them on the ball, they are always very calm, defensively they cover each other so well and they always look assured. They both give me advice and they’ve helped me a lot.

“I just want to push on, work hard in training, improve my game and hopefully I’ll get more playing time. The more I play, the more confident and better I’ll get.”