Tottenham Hotspur and Belgian international Jan Vertonghen has recently heaped praise on young Spurs centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers and labelled him as a ‘beast’.
So far this season, Cameron Cart-Vickers has taken the place of Kevin Wimmer on Spurs’ bench for Premier League games despite how well Kevin Wimmer performed last season during Jan Vertonghen’s injury which kept him absent from the starting XI for two months.
“Cameron Carter-Vickers is still young but he is an absolute beast, he is a real defender,” Vertonghen explained. “He is strong one-on-one, in the air, he is not afraid and he can play from the back. That is the style the gaffer wants to see from him.”
“He is a very good player and he has time to grow into our team, to play games like he did against Gillingham,” the Belgian continued. “He will be there when we need him. It is good to see him making progress. In the last few months, he has really stepped up. Before, he was just a young guy who trained with us but now he has picked up his level.”
Carter-Vickers made his senior debut in the EFL Cup during the week against Gillingham and helped Spurs to a clean sheet and a rampant 5-0 scoreline against their League 1 opponents. the 18-year-old will surely be knocking on the door again for more opportunities to develop himself with more game time in the cup competitions in the coming weeks and months, and if needed, feature in league games too.