Tottenham's Aussie Glover dreaming of MCG debut

Young goalkeeper Tom Glover has been included in Tottenham’s squad for their tour to Australia and is hopeful of making his first-team debut for Spurs on home soil.

Eighteen-year old Glover joined Tottenham in 2014 from the Sutherland Sharks. The highly-regarded Young Socceroo has been named as one of three keepers Spurs are taking down under, along with Michel Vorm and Under-21 goalkeeper Luke McGee.

The Premier League side will play Juventus and Atletico Madrid in Melbourne as part of the International Champions Cup.

Glover missed Spurs trip to Australia in 2015, as he was on national team duty with the Young Socceroos, but has been selected this time round.

The shot-stopper has been involved with the first-team in Tottenham’s pre-season recently and admits it would be a dream to receive his debut in his native land.

“Pre-season is going well, very tough as it is pre season but it's good,” Glover told FourFourTwo.

“I started back with the first-team and I’m travelling out to Melbourne which should be a great experience especially being on home soil. It would be a dream come true if I did [make my debut there] but I'll just have to wait and see.

“My family are flying down as well so it will be great to see them again.”

Glover has been playing for Spurs Under-18s and Under-21s during his time at the club. The keeper could possibly go out on loan at some point this season.

“I am not sure what the plan is,” he said.

“I am only 18 and still very young so I just got to wait and see what happens.”

Glover said he is enjoying working daily with goalkeepers such as French captain Hugo Lloris and Dutch international Vorm.

“I've learnt a lot from all the keepers,” he said.

“There all great guys on and off the pitch and always giving me advice. Working with the best keepers/players in the world is only going to make me be a better a player.”

Spurs finished third on the Premier League table last season, 11 points behind winners Leicester City. Tottenham have signed Dutch striker Vincent Janssen, Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama and Italian centre back Federico Fazio for the 2016/2017 campaign.

Glover said Spurs boss Maurico Pochettino has not spoken with the squad about the club’s goal for the new season.

“We have just been focusing on training and working hard,” he said.

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