Pochettino has no plans to strengthen at centre-back; specifically mentions Ball and Carter-Vickers

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

The Tottenham Hotspur boss will not be bringing in any more central defenders this summer.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino with Mousa Dembele as he prepares to come on

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking to reporters during his side’s pre-season tour of Australia, with his comments later published online by ESPN.

Among the topics of discussion was the prospect of additional signings and the Argentine confirmed there is one area of his squad he has no intention of strengthening this summer.

Juventus' Paulo Dybala in action with Tottenham's Cameron Carter Vickers

Tottenham have three brilliant central defensive options in the form of Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Kevin Wimmer, while Eric Dier is more than capable of playing in that position if required.

Pochettino also cited the versatility of new signing Victor Wanyama, before going on to add, “And then young players like CCV (Cameron Carter-Vickers) and (Dominic) Ball. We have enough players in that position.”

Dominic Ball - Tottenham Hotspur

The specific mention of Ball and Carter-Vickers is interesting for the season ahead, with the players – who are 20 and 18 respectively – no doubt hoping to make their breakthrough at White Hart Lane in the months ahead.

With all Tottenham’s senior centre-backs taking part in Euro 2016 this summer, the youngsters will have further chances to impress during pre-season before potentially getting minutes in the cup competitions.

Cameron Carter-Vickers USA U20 squad

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