Tottenham Hotspur youngster Troy Parrott was dismissed for the Republic of Ireland Under-21 side on Thursday.

Republic of Ireland Under-21 international manager Stephen Kenny has told The42.ie that Tottenham Hotspur striker Troy Parrott should not have been sent off against their Italy Under-21 counterparts.

Parrott was dismissed against Italy at Tallaght stadium in the 63rd minute for a second bookable offence following an incident with Everton forward Moise Kean.

Kenny has defended the 17-year-old striker, and believes that the Tottenham youngster should not have been sent off, and he has also praised the teenager’s attitude.

Kenny told The42.ie: “I thought it was quite harsh really. I wasn’t expecting it. I didn’t get a great view of it, but he didn’t seem to do a lot really.

“He was trying to take the free kick quickly, just trying to get on the ball. Troy’s an attacking player. His attitude is exemplary really. He carries himself brilliantly.

“I don’t know if he’s ever been sent off. I think it’s quite unfortunate. The double blow is that it rules him out of our game in Iceland on Tuesday, which is a big blow.”

Tottenham Hotspur breakthrough

Parrott has yet to established himself in the Tottenham first team, but the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has done well for the youth side.

It is only a matter of time before the 17-year-old gets his chances on a regular basis for Spurs.

For that to happen, the teenager striker needs to work hard in training and should always try to improve.

Spurs are aiming to finish in the top four of the Premier League table this season, as well as progress to the knockout round of the Champions League.

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