In an interview uploaded on the Tottenham Hotspur official club website, 19 year old Cameron Carter-Vickers revealed how eagerly he anticipates impressing the boss this Summer.
On the 3rd of July, Carter-Vickers was amongst the earliest of the Spurs squad to reappear at Hotspur Way for pre-season training and, alongside fellow youngsters Josh Onomah and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, has been put through his paces.
When opening up on the intense fitness regime, Carter-Vickers said:
“Pre-season is always tough – it’s a lot of gym sessions, a lot of running and just trying to get back into the groove of things.”
“Obviously I was with the first team last year for pre-season so this year I came in kind of prepared for what was going to get thrown at us. It is tough, but we work hard pretty much all season round, so you get used to it and you know what to expect.”
“For me, it’s all about working as hard as I can, trying to get fit – that’s the main thing – then push on, try to impress the manager, try to get some game time in pre-season and see what happens after that.”
Already this Summer Carter-Vickers has had the opportunity to showcase his talent, as the youngster was picked in USA’s squad for the Under 20s World Cup in South Korea, where the 19 year old featured regularly in defence.
“It really helped me,” He added. “I went out there, played a few games and got some useful experience.”
“When you’re there, you’re playing against the top players in your age group and you come up against all different types of players, so it’s good and it definitely helped me.”
“Now I’m back at the club, I just need to keep working hard in training, go at everything 100 per cent every day and just try to impress the manager.”
Now, the young defender has the opportunity to illustrate his ability once more, as Spurs are set to fly out to the US later in the month, to take part in the International Champions Cup, in which Spurs will face PSG, Roma and Manchester City.
After featuring for much of Tottenham’s pre-season last Summer, Carter-Vickers is confident that the experience will greatly benefit the entire squad. He said:
“I’ve been to Orlando before and I reckon it will be hot, especially around this time of year.”
“About two years ago, before qualifying for the previous Under-20 World Cup, we had a training camp out there and it was good. The lads can look forward to it – it’s a nice city.”
“I think it’s great for us to play against top teams as well, teams like PSG, Roma and City. Obviously it helps you because the better players you play against, the better prepared you will be for the season.”
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