Tottenham Hotspur's young players had a game to remember this week.
Tottenham Hotspur’s under-21 side played out a quite phenomenal match against their Leicester City counterparts on Monday afternoon, with the Spurs youngsters ultimately winning 7-4.
Among the goal-scorers was 17-year-old centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers who netted his first goal at under-21 level and was pictured doing so in an image later published on the club’s official website.
Carter-Vickers may be young but he is supremely talented and is the current captain of Tottenham at this level.
Not only does he do a great job of keeping goals out (usually) but on this occasion he popped up at the opposite end of the pitch, yet he and his defensive colleagues will surely have an inquest after the free-scoring encounter.
Tottenham opened the scoring through Kazaiah Sterling and doubled their lead when Carter-Vickers poked home.
Leicester pulled one back just before half-time but at that point few would have expected what followed.
Leicester equalised just two minutes after the restart before Kenny McEvoy restored the two-goal advantage.
The Foxes were not finished yet and scored twice to suggest they may even go on to win, but a second from McEvoy and further goals from Shayon Harrison and Filip Lesniak seal the comprehensive victory.
It will surely be a match Carter-Vickers never forgets, and when he finally gets his first-team chance it seems he could offer a surprise attacking option for Tottenham as well as his formidable defensive talents.