The Spurs-owned midfielder scored the only goal of the game as the Young Lions claimed a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic on Friday night in Prague.
A second-half goal from captain Tom Carroll saw England Under-21s beat Czech Republic 1-0 in Prague as Gareth Southgate’s side continued their preparations for this summer’s European Championships.
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, who is on a season-long loan at Swansea, struck just two minutes after the break when Czech goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka spilled Calum Chambers’ cross, slotting home to put the visitors in front.
He was forced off five minutes later, however, after picking up a knock when scoring, as the Young Lions held on against the coming tournament’s hosts to seal their 12th win in 13 games.
It was nevertheless an impressive performance from the Spurs-owned skipper, who, despite his clear promise, has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Swansea side this season, making eight starts in 13 Premier League appearances.
Still just 22, though, there remains a good chance that he could push himself into Mauricio Pochettino’s plans upon returning to White Hart Lane in the summer, given the Argentine’s trust in youth, with a potential midfield place up for grabs should the likes of Paulinho and Etienne Capoue depart.
On a night of Spurs success, as fellow academy graduate Harry Kane scored just 80 seconds into his senior England, debut, here’s how their Twitter-based supporters reacted to Carroll's match-winning outing.
Can't wait for Tom Carroll to be back in our midfield next year with mason!!— Steve (@Soccerstahl) March 27, 2015
THFC (@cuzondapz) March 27, 2015
Tom Carroll needs to get a fair chance at Spurs next season. We have some great youth talent #COYS— Paul Page (@paulpage84) March 27, 2015
Buzzing for Tom Carroll tonight as well!— Bradley (@bradleyfage) March 27, 2015
Congratulations to @tom_carroll92 on his goal tonight. Good night for Spurs!!— Ian Ayers (@ayers79) March 27, 2015
One of Tottenham's brightest prospects has scored for England tonight @tom_carroll92— Aaron Prettyjohns (@Yidcradle2grave) March 27, 2015
@tom_carroll92 captain of England U21's and scoring the winner! Quality— Billy Aylott (@BillyAylott4) March 27, 2015
Tom Carroll has to play for spurs next season. What a guy!— Sean culley (@CulleySean) March 27, 2015
Tom Carroll is the next Luka Modric— Lightskin Jancro. (@Alpha_RAS) March 27, 2015
Tom Carroll was brilliant tonight for the U21's aswell Future for Spurs and England is looking very very promising— Arri (@Arri_Pluck) March 27, 2015
Not to forget Tom Carroll did bits tonight too, captained and scored the only goal.— Flint (@JamesRevell) March 27, 2015
Buzzing for Harry Kane and Tom Carroll tonight, the futures bright— Tom Cusden (@cusden) March 27, 2015
@tom_carroll92 another yiddo another England goal. Congrats Tom. Hurry back to the lane and let's get another home grown grabbing the praise— Andrew Shaw (@NoshboshShaw) March 27, 2015