Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that he plans to give Cameron Carter-Vickers the opportunity to be involved with Tottenham Hotspur’s first team this season.
The central defender spent last season gaining first-team football experience on loan in Championship, where he made 17 appearances with Sheffield United and then had a further stint with Ipswich Town from the end of January for the remainder of the campaign and made a further 14 appearances.
With Juan Foyth currently sidelined through injury, which saw him miss the USA tour and the continued doubts over Toby Alderweireld’s future at the club, the Spurs boss has laid down the gauntlet to the USA international to prove he can make the step up to the senior side.
If Alderweireld was to depart before the close of the window, it would leave Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen as the senior central defenders, with Foyth and Carter-Vickers providing cover.
Pochettino told London.Football: “I think for him it’s a great opportunity to show that we can trust in him. I think he’s more experienced than last season and of course he’s going well – two 90 minutes against Roma and Barcelona was very good experience. I hope that in the next game he can play a little bit too and be part of the squad. It’s important for him and for the club.”
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