KENYA BROWN - Thursday, September 29, 2016
US youth international Cameron Carter-Vickers has signed a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur until 2019, the team announced on Thursday.
The English-born defender has made quite the impression this season as he made his Spurs debut in their 5-0 win over Gillingham in the English Football League Cup. He has received high praise from head coach Mauricio Pochettino as he has named Carter-Vickers among the subs during the Premier League season ahead of Austrian international Kevin Wimmer.
While the Southend-born defender expressed his delight with signing a new deal, he also knows he must push harder if he wants get a crack in Spurs' starting lineup.
"Obviously the new deal shows that the manager has faith in me," Carter-Vickers said on Spurs' website. "I've been here since I was 10 just working hard trying to get to this stage. Obviously, I want to push on again, but as I said, yes, it means a lot. It's taking your game up another level and and getting that little bit better."
"I just want to push on, work hard in training, improve my game and hopefully I'll get more playing time. The more I play, the more confident and better I'll get."
The news of Carter-Vickers' contract extension comes as Spurs have also extended deals for other younger players on the team such as Eric Dier, Danny Rose, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Harry Winks and Tom Carroll.
The 18-year-old has so far represented the United States at the U-18, U-20 and U-23 levels, and will certainly be looking to push his way into contention for the senior team when the time is right.