Milos Veljkovic has told the Independent that he is aiming to break into Tottenham Hotspur's first-team next season.
The 19-year-old has been on loan at both Middlesbrough and Charlton Athletic this term, but he believes he can make an impact in Mauricio Pochettino's side during the 2015/16 campaign.
“Next season my goal is to play for Tottenham’s first team,” he said. “I played with [Harry] Kane and [Nabil] Bentaleb a few years ago in the same team. Now I want to keep going hopefully on the pre-season tour I will impress the gaffer again.”
Veljkovic's ambition to have a strong pre-season clearly comes as a result of seeing Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason's rise to prominence.
The two Tottenham midfielders were the club's stars during their off-season last year, and they have broken into the starting line-up since.
Mason and Bentaleb have formed the spine of Tottenham's midfield this campaign and Veljkovic will be optimistic that he can follow in their footsteps.
The Serbian, who can play as a defender or a defensive midfielder, is regarded as a top talent at Spurs and there are high hopes for his future.
Whether he is ready to make the step-up just yet remains to be seen, but Veljkovic will be doing everything in his power to prove that he is good enough to play a starring role in the years to come.