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Carter-Vickers suggests Tottenham academy in good shape

Three Tottenham Hotspur academy graduates made their first-team debuts for Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday night.

Cameron Carter-Vickers, Marcus Edwards and Anton Walkes all received game time as Spurs smashed Gillingham 5-0 in the third round of the EFL Cup at White Hart Lane in what was a monumental night for the North London club.

The match was even more special as fellow academy star Josh Onomah scored his first senior goal which was celebrated with gusto by a group of Spurs youngsters.

Carter-Vickers, who played a full 90 minutes in central defence, told Spurs TV: "It's fantastic.

"You could see when Josh scored, me and Harry Winks were the first to run over and congratulate him (with Edwards and Walkes involved on the touchline).

"It was good for him and for us to see someone that you've payed with for years score a goal at White Hart Lane.

"We've been together since we were 10 or 11. Everybody gets on, we know each other really well, so we all want each other to do well.

"You can look all through the academy, right from the younger ages, there's a lot of talent there.

"I think, especially with this manager, you will get your opportunity."

Andrew Slevison
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