2013-14 could be a breakthrough campaign for Tottenham’s reserve midfielder Tom Carroll after the player impressed during some brief appearances last term. However, the 21 year old could find it even harder to make an impact due to some expected new arrivals at the Lane and he’s aware of just how important pre-season will be.
“Last pre-season I did well and it’s always a chance for the younger lads to impress,” said Tom on the club’s Official Website.
“If you get a chance, you have to take it and if you do well, you will be trusted when the season starts.
“Last season was a positive for me and hopefully I’ll push on again and make more appearances.”
The anticipated arrival of Paulinho may not affect Carroll’s chances of making the first team as that deal could lead to the departure of one or more senior midfielders. However, if 17 year old Alen Halilovic follows the Brazilian then Tom may fall down the pecking order and be looking at a loan to another Premiership club.
Last year’s Pre-season fixtures undoubtedly helped Tom Carroll impress incoming boss Andre Villas-Boas but can he maintain that form and become a regular member of the first team squad next season?