Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino singles out two Spurs players for praise

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

Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid in Australia today.

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

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.

Chelsea's Ruben Sammut and Tottenham's Anton Walkes in action

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.

Tottenham's Marcus Edwards in action against Alex Sandro of Juventus

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.

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

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