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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Carter-Vickers and Wimmer set for Gillingham head-to-head battle


Cameron Carter-Vickers deserves to be in the team suggests Mauricio Pochettino at the pre-game press conference ahead of tomorrow's Premier League tie against Sunderland.

"I believe that Cameron is doing well. If you watch the games against Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan again, I think he deserves to play in the starting XI. 
"He can give to the team better quality than another player. It's for that [he's named on the bench]. All my decisions are because I think a player can give more things than another player. It's for that that I picked him on the bench. 
"Kevin is the same. He arrived late to pre-season and was injured, remember. He didn't play in Australia and Cameron did very well. You can watch the games and if he deserves to be on the bench, then why not? Because he is young? It's about performance."

He is likely to make play against Gillingham in the League Cup in midweek alongside Kevin Wimmer who had a hamstring injury and missed the start of the season. Carter-Vickers has thus taken his place on the bench while Wimmer continues the pre-season training that he Moussa Sissoko and Georges-Kevin N'Koudou have been doing.

The Gillingham game will be a head-to-head battle to see who sits on the bench when Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are playing. There were rumours that Spurs would listen to offers for Kevin Wimmer towards the end of the transfer window, presumably because of the progress of carter-Vickers.

They play on opposite sides, Wimmer covers Vertonghen and Carter-Vickers Alderweireld but from what I have seen Carter-Vickers may just have the versatility to cover the left side better than Wimmer can cover the right.


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