Jurgen Klinsmann comments on the ability of Tottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers

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The former Spurs striker is a big fan of the young defender.

Tottenham Hotspur may have been knocked out of the Champions League last night but the future at White Hart Lane is still bright.

One of the hot prospects that fans of the club have a lot of hope for is American defender Cameron Carter-Vickers.

Tottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers in action with Atletico Madrid's Thomas ParteyTottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers in action with Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey

The 18-year-old centre-back has been catching the eye at the club for some time but he is still awaiting his Premier League debut.

His progression caught the eye of the then USA national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who called him up for the USMNT for the first time earlier this month.

Klinsmann spoke about Carter-Vickers chances of becoming a USA regular earlier this week, before the former Spurs striker was sacked on Monday.

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His comments are however still relevant. He stated to Chron:

"We hoped. And we hoped. And then they called: ‘The coach doesn't play me.’ Well, you have to make the coach play you.

"You see a lot of talent not having that inner drive. You see a lot of talents not going to the highest level possible, and you feel for them…

“You can go through a palette of players that we've had coming through the last five years that unfortunately were not able to intellectually take that message or messages and make it into a huge career.

"(But Carter-Vickers) He's pushing. He's getting there. He's the future. He's with the A team there all the time now."

Cameron Carter-Vickers USA U20 squadCameron Carter-Vickers USA U20 squad

Carter-Vickers is certainly knocking on the door at Tottenham but until he starts playing more regular football his improvement is always going to be limited to a degree.

The new USA coach is Bruce Arena, who is taking the job for a second time, and he will undoubtedly want to see Carter-Vickers playing more regularly in the Spurs first-team.

At the moment, that seems unlikely but there is no doubt that he has a future in the game for both club and country.

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