The Tottenham Hotspur-owned defender impressed for his loan side on Saturday.
It hasn’t been a brilliant return to the Championship for Tottenham Hotspur’s Cameron Carter-Vickers.
The USA international left Spurs to join Stoke City on a season-long loan this past summer and considering that he has just experienced his first win with the Potters, you could argue that it’s been a difficult campaign for City so far.
Nevertheless, the Tottenham centre-back impressed on Saturday as Nathan Jones’s side came from behind to beat high-flying Swansea City, who opened the scoring inside the first minute.
Carter-Vickers, who hasn’t kicked a ball in a competitive game for the North Londoners since January of 2017, produced a number of huge blocks throughout the victory.
Incidentally, the 21-year-old spent last season on loan with the Welsh outfit, and here’s how both sets of fans reacted to his performance:
Carter Vickers was throwing his body on the line all game. He was solid. We’ve been weird at home lately. Still, I’d be happy with a top 6 place. We’re not good enough for top 2 imo.— Matthew Kavanagh (@Matkavz) October 5, 2019
We’ve been poor last 3 home games. Joe Allen was brilliant, Carter-Vickers was solid. We were pretty much 2nd to everything. Bad day at the office….like having a P1 on a peak day— mark statham (@markies11) October 5, 2019
Cameron Carter Vickers – classy player. I like him a lot. #SCFC— Marc Scarratt (@stokiemarc) October 5, 2019
Almost as if their best defender was on loan with us last year… Someone tell me why Carter-Vickers wasn’t brought back he’s a quality centre back— SCFC ⚪️⚫️⚪️ (@SouthStandMafia) October 5, 2019
One Carter Vickers— Laura (@laur_x_) October 5, 2019
CCV had a strong match as Stoke shocked promotion-chasing Swansea. CCV was not selected for the latest US U23s. It’s been a tough loan so far but he’s still just 21. https://t.co/xd2KaaEHPn— ChuckMe92 Soccer (@ChuckMe92Soccer) October 5, 2019
Fellow Tottenham centre-back Jan Vertonghen called the youngster an ‘absolute beast’ during an interview three years ago [ESPN] and although he is one in terms of physical stature, he is not as powerful as a defender.
No matter what Carter-Vickers does in the Championship, it’s unlikely to give him a future under Mauricio Pochettino – or any other Lilywhites manager. As things stand, Pochettino has Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth, the latter two of whom could be considered the future of Spurs’ defence.
And it’s just so very difficult to see Carter-Vickers ever being proficient enough to play alongside them.