Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has revealed to the media a conversation between himself and young striker Troy Parrott ahead of Spurs’ Premier League clash with Norwich City.
The Portuguese has admitted that the 17-year-old has potential and will get minutes on the pitch this season, but also went on to say that he isn’t ready for the pressure of being the north London club’s first choice striker in the absence of Harry Kane (@AlasdairGold).
Kane is currently out of action with a hamstring injury and is unlikely to return until April at the earliest (tottenhamhotspur.com) which means that there is a vacancy up front.
Parrott is the club’s only other out and out centre-forward as they haven’t yet signed anyone else in the transfer window. But rather than playing the Republic of Ireland international in Kane’s place, Mourinho has instead opted to use Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura in that position.
It seems that most Spurs fans are in agreement with Mourinho’s assessment that Parrott isn’t yet ready to be a regular starter for the club. Indeed many have taken to Twitter to suggest that the former Real Madrid manager’s comments were absolutely right, here is what some had to say…
Absolutely spot on. Pinning all of our hopes for goals on a 17 year old kid’s shoulders for 3 months is absolutely ludicrous.
— Joe Hunt (@JoeyWinkle) January 21, 2020
he is right
— Goktug #levyout #PAPAMENDESIN (@GoktugTHFC) January 21, 2020
Spot on love Troy but is he ready to replace kane? Absolutely not, half the people saying yes haven’t even watched him that much seen him score a few times in the youth and think he’s ready neither pochettino or José played him alot, telling
— Musa 🇵🇹 (@Musathfc28) January 21, 2020
That’s pretty clear, which is all we ask. Also, fair.
He should get minutes here and there, but there shouldn’t be pressur eon him to carry a team ‘theoretically’ pushing for Europe
— Carl Collen (@carl_collen) January 21, 2020
Spot on! He’s 17 with little to no experience at this level – would do more harm than good throwing him in now. Time and patience….
— Taff4Ever #COYS (@taff4ever) January 21, 2020
His time will come. There is so much pressure on him right now and I think Jose is approaching this in the right way.
— Shay (@ShaySpurs) January 21, 2020
He’s not wrong though.. he’s 17 he’s not ready to start. He’s just about ready coming off the bench and playing for 15 minutes
— Joe Garcia (@JoeGarciaa1) January 21, 2020
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