Steven Caulker made his fourth appearance of the season as Spurs beat Manchester United on Saturday evening and the centre half is starting to build an impressive reputation in the Premier League.
Steven was a vital part of Swansea’s success last season and it always seemed likely that Tottenham would give him an opportunity on his return. He looks calm, assured and a dominating presence at the back and his efforts on Saturday earned praise from his fellow centre half, William Gallas.
“I’m sure for the future he will be one of the best in England and I hope for him, if he works hard, that he will be one of the best,” said Gallas. “He did well in the match at United and what I like from him is that he likes to listen.
“He does his job well and he is focused. He is not afraid to play football or to go forward and that is fantastic for him.”
Caulker should retain his place for the trip to Panathinaikos this week but when all centre halves and defenders are fit, has AVB seen enough to give the young defender a run in this side?