Shayon Harrison's form shows he deserves a first-team chance at Tottenham

The Tottenham Hotspur teenager continues to score regularly at under-21 level.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has proved in recent weeks that news of his demise was premature.

The calls of one-season-wonder became louder with every week that he went without scoring for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, but the 22-year-old edged round the corner with his goal against Manchester City before turning it in emphatic fashion, netting a hat-trick against Bournemouth and following that up with the third against Aston Villa on Monday.

That said, with Heung-Min Son and Clinton N’Jie absent for Tottenham’s last league match, Pochettino had only one striker in a 18-man match-day squad, so where was Shayon Harrison?

After all, the 18-year-old was in outstanding form for Tottenham’s under-18s last season, scoring 15 goals in 18 matches including a hat-trick against Arsenal and a remarkable four-goal haul in one game against Chelsea.

That form has prompted Harrison to be promoted to Tottenham’s under-21s where he has already scored four goals and provided three assists in eight league games at that level, as well as a brace in a 3-1 victory against Schalke in the Premier League International Cup this week.

In short, Harrison is in blistering form and when you consider the lack of striking options at Tottenham he surely deserves a shot.

Many young players before him have burst onto the scene when given the opportunity and few were scoring with such regularity as the Tottenham teenager.

Whatever happens in the short term Harrison’s time will come, but why should it not come this season? After all, he certainly looks up for the challenge.

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