Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid in Australia today.
Quoted by ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has singled out youngsters Anton Walkes and Cameron Carter-Vickers for they performed in this afternoon's 1-0 defeat by Juventus in Australia.
Spurs slumped to back-to-back defeats in the International Champions Cup as Diego Godin's 40th-minute strike was enough to settle a close affair in Melbourne.
Tottenham also lost 2-1 to Juventus on Tuesday as Pochettino's side endured a rough few days down under, but one positive from both games is arguably how their young players came through both tests.
This afternoon, Carter-Vickers and Walkes looked impressive at the heart of Spurs' defence as the duo limited Atletico - who have reached and lost two Champions League finals in the past three years - to few goal-mouth opportunities throughout.
And Pochettino was quick to highlight how well the pair did against a whole host of stellar players today.
"Our two centre-backs, Anton and Cameron, were fantastic, how they [defended] against Fernando Torres and world-class players like Tiago, like Gabi. I think it was fantastic and a very positive thing," he said via ESPN.
Another positive certainly came in the form of 17-year-old Marcus Edwards, who started on the bench once again but produced another superb cameo as a window into his undoubted potential.
With Tottenham already boasting three excellent centre-halves in Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer, neither Walkes or Carter-Vickers is likely to displace any of those to play regularly for the Lilywhites this season, but the future certainly seems very bright nonetheless.