Steven Caulker: Tottenham's next super defender?
Tottenham opinion: Steven Caulker will blossom into a world class centre-back
England U21 star Steven Caulker has progressed into one of the best Premier League defenders last season - but there is still room for improvement.
Caulker scored just one goal for Tottenham last season, but don't forget he is a centre-back and he put in some excellent performances.
Caulker is 6ft 3, so he is a big threat in attack as well as defence. He can get up high and get a header in which he proved useful when he scored against Manchester City.
He can also get up high and clear the ball away when defending as we have seen him do this countless times at corners and crosses etc.
So, with Caulker being only 21, his career has barely even started, so what can we expect to see from him next season?
As you probably know, he was Andre Villas-Boas' first choice quite a few times last season, and I won't be surprised if I see him in the starting line-up even more next season.
I expect Caulker to become stronger, quicker and overall a better football player, but are there any particular characteristics that he can bring to the Tottenham defence?
The centre-backs at Spurs are top-class, Jan Vertonghen, Michael Dawson and of course Caulker, but can Caulker bring something new and better to the Tottenham defence?
I believe he can. I reckon he can bring along a tremendous amount of strength to consolidate the back four and I can also see him being more able in attack.
Again, being big, strong and fairly quick means that he can push forward with the ball, get in the box at corners and even create a few chances.
Of course time will only tell, but I am certain that Caulker can bring a great amount of skill to Tottenham, and hopefully we'll see him making great challenges and scoring a couple of terrific goals.
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