'A footballing brain' - Spurs prospect praised by loan club teammate

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Swansea City's KI Sung-Yueng has praised on loan Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Carroll.

Swansea City's KI Sung-Yueng has moved to praise Tottenham Hotspur youngster Tom Carroll, after being impressed by the 22-year-old midfielder's showings so far.

Carroll has not made much of an impact at the Liberty Stadium, with only a handful of appearances coming his way since arriving in Wales over the summer, but Ki has seen enough on the training ground to suggest he will be a success.

"I think Tom is a very good player," the South Korean said to the South Wales Evening Post. 

"He is only a young lad and he may be a little small, but that doesn't matter as long as you work hard for the team.

"The big thing with Tom is that he has a football brain. He will do fine."

Carroll has been tipped to have a big career in the future at White Hart Lane, after coming through the club's youth-academy.

Despite his diminutive stature, his technical ability makes up for his lack of physicality and he plays an important role in the centre of the pitch.

Carroll is a regular in the England under-21 side, but he has had to wait patiently at Swansea to be handed his chance by Gary Monk.

The Spurs youngster will have been frustrated by this, after going on loan to gain experience of Premier League football, but when he does make the step-up to the Swans' first-team it seems he will be ready.

Swansea place a precedence on retaining possession and that will suit Carroll's style, making it seem an ideal fit as he looks to prove he is ready to become a regular starter at the top-level of English football. 

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