Gomes and Capoue praise Watford lad and ex teammate Tom Carroll

Tom Carroll, who scored his first competitive senior goal for Tottenham Hotspur last night, has two admirers at Watford.

The Abbots Langley resident, who went to school at Parmiter’s in Garston, opened his Spurs account with the fourth goal in the 4-1 Europa League win over Monaco last night

The 23-year-old has been at Spurs since he was a schoolboy and has made 14 starts for club and 12 Premier League appearances off the bench. Tim Sherwood is a huge admirer of the midfield technician, who has captained the England U21 side, and so are two of his former teammates at White Hart Lane.

“He’s very good,” said Heurelho Gomes to WD Sport yesterday. “I believe he is going to get the opportunity to play at a high level. He can do great. He has a nice left foot and is not afriad. When I was there he just began to train with us. I could see he can be a great footballer.”

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Carroll is part of an exciting group of young English players who Mauricio Pochettino is building a side around after letting go of high earning foreign players like Roberto Soldado, Emmanuel Adebayor, Paulinho, Younes Kaboul, Benjamin Stambouli and Etienne Capoue.

“He is very good,” Capoue told us earlier in the season. “He has a nice left foot. I hope he will play [at Tottenham] because he is a very good player.”