Mauricio Pochettino has has said at his latest press conference, which was covered by Sky Sports journalist Ben Dinnery, that Troy Parrott may have to bide his time at Tottenham Hotspur.
There has been great excitement from Spurs fans about Parrott’s potential, and his reputation has soared in the past fortnight.
The teenaged Spurs striker has hit three goals in his first two appearances for Ireland’s under-21 side.
But Pochettino has urged calm about Parrott’s development, as he still has so much time on his side.
"He is going to be involved with the U23s and sometimes he will train with us. It is a process and he needs to be relaxed without too much pressure. There are still so many senior players above him.”
Parrott is still only 17, but there is a real demand from some supporters to see him brought into Tottenham’s team.
Pochettino’s comments may be sensible though, as it would be a huge step up for a player of his age to make.
Tottenham do have the likes of Lucas Moura and Heung-Min Son who can play up-front comfortably, and they both are likely to be used ahead of Parrott if Harry Kane is absent in the future.
After Pochettino’s words it doesn’t seem as if Parrott will be included in Tottenham’s squad for their match against Crystal Palace at the weekend.
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