Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Ledley King has given young Cameron Carter-Vickers high praise.
The retired centre-back, who spent nine years playing for Spurs after coming through the academy in 1999, believes that Carter-Vickers is better than he was at the same age.
The 19-year-old has had limited first-team game time so far due to Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld standing in his way, but he is regularly included in Mauricio Pochettino’s squads.
As it stands, though, the teenager is nursing a knee injury and is unlikely to return to training until May.
The American, who has featured four times in the senior side so far, has been part of Tottenham’s fabric since the age of 11.
King is widely regarded as one of Spurs’ best players, and he thinks that Carter-Vickers has all the attributes to be a huge success in the Premier League.
The 36-year-old told Bleacher Report:
“He’s probably more physical than I was as a young kid coming through. Maybe a better defender than I was, too. But on and off the pitch, I can see characteristics in our demeanour, our determination to want to improve and want to get to the top.”
Meanwhile, the team are hoping to end the season on a major high as they battle Chelsea for the Premier League title after cutting the gap down to four points.
Spurs also have the Blues in their way in the FA Cup as they go head to head at Wembley this weekend for a spot in the final.