Spurs youngster Parrott’s stock rose hugely over the last international break, as he scored three goals in his first two appearances for Ireland’s under-21 side.
It was quickly pitched to McCarthy that the Spurs forward should be in Ireland’s full side.
But the experienced manager suggested that he wouldn’t call up Parrott unless he was playing regularly at Tottenham.
The 17-year-old has been the talk of his country since his brace in midweek, but he says that he doesn’t mind being patient.
“Mick is the gaffer and picks the squad he believes will win him matches,” Parrott said.
“I read the gaffer’s comments about him not being able to see much from me in the friendly against Bulgaria this week.
“He’s made his mind up and I’ve no problem with that. I’m eligible for a few different age-groups and would happily represent Ireland at any level.
“I’m just looking forward to the next under-21 game against Italy in Dublin. This week was my first time in with them and we have an unbelievable squad.”
Parrott is rapidly becoming hailed as one of the finest prospects that Ireland and Tottenham have produced in many years.
The teenage forward could well be pushing for a place in Tottenham’s match day squad soon, with his form at development squad level hugely eye catching.
Spurs’s next game comes against Crystal Palace and it remains to be seen if Mauricio Pochettino will reward Parrott’s good form with a place on the bench.
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