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Steven Caulker believes he’s been able to show Andre Villas-Boas what he can do
Tottenham defender Steven Caulker’s Olympic dream may be over but he is hopeful that his performances have put him in Andre Villas-Boas’ first-team plans.
Team GB crashed out to South Korea in a manner befitting England at tournament football – a penalty shoot-out defeat.
But the 20-year-old, who supported Brentford as a boy, believes it has been ideal preparation ahead of the new season.
“The Olympics has been the perfect way for me to show the new manager what I can do and to make sure I am not out of sight,” Caulker said.
The defender, who spent last season on loan at Swansea, is excited by the appointment of the former Chelsea manager.
“He seems a very interesting guy with lots of great ideas,” Caulker added.
“It’s a big positive for the club and he seems to put his trust in the young lads.”