Upcoming pre-season clashes could prove Carter-Vickers is ready for Tottenham first-team

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy before the match

The Tottenham Hotspur teenager is looking good in the build up to the new campaign but will soon face tougher opponents.

Chelsea's Tammy Abraham and Tottenham's Cameron Carter Vickers in action

Tottenham Hotspur fans are excited about many of their next generation, but one of the players to generate the most buzz is centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers.

The 18-year-old has been playing well above his age level for years and impressing time and again, with his confidence and innate talent suggesting he is going to become a Spurs star in due course.

Cameron Carter-Vickers USA U20 squad

On Saturday the young American played in a behind-closed-doors friendly match against Fulham and the club’s official website states that he stood out despite featuring alongside considerably older teammates.

That can only be good news for a Tottenham side who will be desperate to kick on next season but who will have a number of senior stars looking to bounce back after a long hard summer of international football.

Carter-Vickers played 13 times for Tottenham’s under-21s last season, captaining them on six occasions, and he has a total of 23 matches under his belt for the second string to date.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

He was bossing senior strikers who turned out at that level when he was only 17, and having now impressed for Tottenham during pre-season it would be no surprise if he starts at least one of the upcoming matches against Juventus, Atletico Madrid or Inter Milan.

That will be a real test, but judging by Carter-Vickers’ progress to date it is one he could pass with flying colours.

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