Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino calls for big improvement from Cameron Carter-Vickers

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after the match

Tottenham Hotspur defender Cameron Carter-Vickers is regarded as one of the top prospects at the North London club.

Mauricio Pochettino has told Football.London that Cameron Carter-Vickers needs a big improvement before he breaks into Tottenham Hotspur’s first-team.

Carter-Vickers has travelled with Spurs on their tour of America, and he has featured in pre-season matches against Roma and PSG.

The American defender also was handed a handful of senior appearances by Pochettino last term, in cup competitions.

Cameron Carter-Vickers USA U20 squad

However, Pochettino insists that Carter-Vickers still has a lot to learn before he becomes a permanent fixture in Tottenham’s team.

“We need to judge him in a collective sense. He is so young and needs to improve and learn a lot,” Pochettino said, when asked about the youngster.

“He is a potential player, yes, but then we'll see what happens in the end. He is like different players like Kyle Walker-Peters and Josh Onomah and today Anthony Georgiou and Tashan.

“Different players that are with us and have the possibility to play, to learn and show their quality, but it's important that we are talking about players that are so young and need time to settle in the first team and squad.”

Carter-Vickers showed some naivety during his performance for Spurs in their friendly against Roma last night.

The Lilywhites were beaten 3-2 by the Serie A side, in what was a highly competitive pre-season contest.

Carter-Vickers faces a tough task breaking into Spurs’ first-team, as Pochettino’s options at centre-back are so strong.

Tottenham have the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier and and Kevin Wimmer who can all play in the heart of their defence.

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

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