Carter-Vickers: 'I feel like I've improved as a player'

Cameron Carter-Vickers' contract with Tottenham has been extended until the 2020-21 season after spending the past season on loan to Sheffield United and Ipswich Town in the Championship.

The 20-year-old defender suited up 16 times for Spurs in 2016-17 without ever playing a game in the EPL. His only Tottenham appearances were in the FA and League Cups.

"I've worked hard out on loan this season, trying to get as many minutes and games as I could," said Carter-Vickers, whose father is former pro basketball player Howard Carter. "I feel like I've improved as a player and it's definitely benefited me.

"Now I'm looking to kick on. The next step for me is to come back for pre-season, get my head down, work hard and try to impress the manager and as many people as I can."

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino once said Carter-Vickers, who has started the last two U.S. friendlies for which he has been selected, had the potential to be "one of the best center-backs in England."

But the loan move to Sheffield United underscored just how hard it is to break into a top EPL team. It followed the signing of Colombian Davinson Sanchez, who also earned a contract extension following a solid debut season with Spurs.
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