By Harvey Byrne
United States international attacker Alejandro Bedoya has shared that he couldn’t believe Tottenham youngster Cameron Carter-Vickers was a footballer.
The 19-year-old Spurs centre-back was recently away with the United States Under-20s on a training camp where it was confirmed that he had suffered a knee injury.
Now, it may not be a surprise as to how he picked up the knock with senior international Bedoya revealing revealing that the teenager loves to get stuck in to tackles and show his physicality.
Additionally, he aired that Carter-Vickers’ body type was more suited to that of an American footballer, rather than a traditional footballer.
“They [Carter-Vickers and U.S teammate Bobby Wood] were going in for some awesome battles, some wrestling matchups it seemed,” told Bedoya to Bleacher Report.
“[Cameron is] definitely not afraid of any tackles, of showing his strength.
“Talk about first impressions. You look at him and you’re just like, ‘Wow. This guy is a soccer player?’ He should be a running back the way he’s built. A linebacker. The guy’s calves and legs are humongous.”
Southend-born Carter-Vickers joined the Tottenham academy system at the age of eleven in 2009.
He has since made four appearances for the Spurs senior team, marking his debut earlier in the campaign in a 5-0 League Cup win over Gillingham.
The youngster is still waiting to make his Premier League debut for the first team, but with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen currently occupying the centre-back spots it is not too surprising why.
However, with two years currently left on his contract at the north London club Tottenham fans will be hoping Carter-Vickers reaches his potential and becomes a powerhouse for them at the back.
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