Caulker targets Spurs spot
Defender determined to fight for his place in AVB's plans
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: July 5, 2012 6:09pm
Steven Caulker: Determined to fight for his place in the Spurs side next season
Steven Caulker has set his sights on breaking into the Tottenham first team after signing a new deal at White Hart Lane.
Caulker, who enjoyed a successful campaign on loan at Swansea last season, has been rewarded for his progress with a new contract until 2016.
The highly-rated defender has received assurances he is part of Tottenham's plans next season under Andre Villas-Boas and he is determined to challenge the likes of Michael Dawson and Younes Kaboul for a place in the starting line-up.
"I have been here since I was 15. I worked my way through and hopefully this is the year I get my opportunity and it's up to me to take it," Caulker told Spurs TV Online.
"I have just had a chat with the manager. It's nice to see that I am in his plans. It's nice to hear I have his confidence and his backing so I am looking forward to next season.
"I will have to work hard this year. There are some fantastic centre halves so it's not going to be an easy ride but I have confidence and hopefully with a bit of hard work it will pay off.