By Harvey Byrne
Emerging defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has identified Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Ledley King as three senior Tottenham men he is learning from each day.
The 19-year-old broke into the Spurs senior team this season, marking his debut in the EFL Cup against Gillingham earlier in September.
He played the full 90 minutes in Sunday’s victory over Aston Villa in his third appearance for the club, which also saw his second clean sheet while in the team.
The young starlet played alongside Alderweireld for the first 70 minutes and he praised the influence of the Belgium international after the encounter.
“He’s [Alderweireld] very vocal out there, he helps me a lot. You can learn from [watching] him as well. I look at the things he does and try to do them too,” said Carter-Vickers, as quoted by ESPN.
“It’s another way for me to learn, especially with legends like Ledley and internationals like Jan [Vertonghen] and Toby. I’m learning from them every day.”
King has remained a part of the Tottenham setup in an ambassadorial role after retiring through injury in 2012.
He spent his whole career at Spurs and is still remembered very well despite spending large periods on the injury table.
Meanwhile, both Vertonghen and Alderweireld have helped form a formidable pairing, which currently sees them boast the best defensive record in the Premier League.
Fans will now be hoping that youngster Carter-Vickers can go on to have a similar career in north London to the three mentioned.
In other Tottenham news, Steve Bruce has shared how his Aston Villa side should aspire to be like Spurs.