Cameron Carter-Vickers loved making the match-day squad for the first time at Tottenham

Cameron Carter-Vickers was named on the Tottenham Hotspur bench against AS Monaco.

Spurs took on the Ligue 1 club on Thursday of last week, and Mauricio Pochettino used the opportunity to name a few youngsters in his side.

Carter-Vickers was one of the academy graduates to benefit and the defender says he loved being in a match-day squad for the first time.

“It was the first time I’ve ever been on the bench – being in and around the changing room and warming up on the pitch with the players was a great experience,” he said. “I’ve been hoping for that for a long time, so it was great to be involved.”

Tottenham’s match against Monaco was one where there was little pressure on, as they had already qualified from their Europa League group.

The Lilywhites still won the contest 4-1 though, and Carter-Vickers was able to see first hand the standards he will have to reach if he is to start playing a regular role for Spurs in the years ahead.

The youngster will certainly be encouraged by some of his former academy teammates’ progress under Pochettino.

The Argentine boss has been keen to give Spurs’ prospects a chance and there are very high hopes about Carter-Vickers’ own future at White Hart Lane.

The 17-year-old is already playing for the side’s under-21 squad and he has earned a reputation as one of the finest talents in Spurs’ youth set-up.

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