Cameron Carter-Vickers discusses modelling his game on Tottenham stars Alderweireld and Vertonghen

Tottenhan youngster Carter-Vickers is considered one of the best prospects in their academy.

Speaking to NBC Sports, Cameron Carter-Vickers has discussed training with Tottenham’s senior defenders, and has admitted that he is trying to model his game on the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.

He said: “You just have to watch them and you can see how good they are. There are bits and bobs from all of them you can take and see, then try and model your game around that.”

Carter-Vickers, 17, is already a USA Under-23 international, and he has been playing - and captaining - Tottenham’s Under-21 side this season, despite his young age.

For the first three games of this campaign he has worn the armband, and although results have been mixed - with one win, one draw and one defeat - Carter-Vickers has been praised for his performances.

Commonly regarded as one of the best prospects in world football right now, the defender is said to be highly thought of by head coach Mauricio Pochettino, and with the boss already proving his willingness to utilise young players, Carter-Vickers could realistically make a first-team debut this season.

He is young, and becoming a first-team regular is sure to be years off, but if he is already modelling his game on the likes of Alderweireld and Vertonghen, it may not be too long before he is starting to emulate them on the field of play.

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