Tottenham Hotspur’s youngsters have been impressing for a while now and the next generation had another chance to show what they can do when they took on Rotherham United in the third round of the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday evening.
After the match, Tottenham’s youth coach Kieran McKenna spoke to the club’s official website about the 4-0 victory, singling out two players for special praise.
Tottenham’s goals came from Keanan Bennetts, Kazaiah Sterling, Ryan Loft and Samuel Shashoua but it was a defender set for a huge future and a commanding midfielder who really caught McKenna’s eye.
Centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers may only be 17 but he is a class apart while midfielder Charlie Owens is the same age and bossed the middle of the park on Wednesday.
“We have high expectations of Cameron when he plays at this level and he didn’t disappoint,” McKenna told tottenhamhotspur.com.
“Cameron really set the tone, as did Charlie Owens at the start of the game, with his forward passing, energy and commitment.”
They are just two of many young Tottenham players to look out for in the years ahead, and it is fair to say there are not many Premier League clubs producing the kind of quality that could be excelling at White Hart Lane over the next decade.