International stars rave about Cameron Carter-Vickers, claim they can't believe he's only a teenager

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

Tottenham Hotspur ace Cameron Carter-Vickers has been hailed by MLS and United States stars.

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

United States internationals Alejandro Bedoya, Matt Besler and Alan Gordon have raved about Tottenham ace Cameron Carter-Vickers during an interview with Bleacher Report.

Carter-Vickers, 19, was born in Southend, but is eligible to play for the United States given that his father is former NBA star Howard Carter – and he has chosen to represent USA over England.

The centre back, who joined Spurs at the age of just 11, has been making his way up through the ranks at White Hart Lane, and has made four appearances in all competitions this season.

Touted as another young player to make the grade having come up through the Tottenham ranks, following on from Harry Kane and Harry Winks, Carter-Vickers will be hoping to kick on next season – and he has been hailed by some of his American compatriots.

With 29 caps for the United States at various youth levels, including nine for the Under-23's, Carter-Vickers has been tipped to feature prominently on the international stage in the coming years, and comments from past and present USA internationals go to show how impressive he is.

Philadelphia Union star Alejandro Bedoya has told Bleacher Report that he thinks Carter-Vickers should be playing as a running back or linebacker in the NFL due to his size, claiming his 'calves and legs are humongous'.

Current USA defender Matt Besler added that he would regularly shake his head waching Carter-Vickers in action, as he can't believe that he is only a teenager having exhibited a remarkable physical presence.

Finally, Colorado Rapids striker Alan Gordon also admitted his surprise at Carter-Vickers' age, suggesting that he thought he was 30 rather than a teenager – all comments which should excite Tottenham fans.

Tottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers in action with Wycombe Wanderers' Adebayo AkinfenwaTottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers in action with Wycombe Wanderers' Adebayo Akinfenwa

“Talk about first impressions. You look at him and you're just like, 'Wow. This guy is a soccer player?'” said Bedoya. “He should be a running back the way he's built. A linebacker. The guy's calves and legs are humongous.”

“The first thing that stood out to me was his physical presence. There were many times throughout the camp where I shook my head and I couldn't believe that this kid was 18 years old (he's 19 now). He doesn't look like an 18-year-old kid, and he doesn't play like an 18-year-old kid, either,” added Besler.

"I was very surprised by his age. I didn't know much about him before the camp. When somebody told me his age, I was like, 'Wow.' He's got a very mature body. I thought he was 30,” exclaimed Gordon.

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