The Tottenham Hotspur academy youngster is highly rated at Spurs but has got little game time so far under Mauricio Pochettino – with good reason, perhaps.

A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Spurs academy prodigy Troy Parrott’s latest senior international call-up.

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has selected the 17-year-old in his final squad ahead of the nation’s friendly against New Zealand and the Euro 2020 qualifier with Denmark.

Parrott has been superb for club and country at youth level, impressing for Tottenham’s academy sides and for the ROI at U17, U18 and now U21 level, so it’s little surprise that, despite his young age, he’s already knocking on the senior doors.

Given Tottenham’s issues on and off the pitch so far this season, however, it’s also not particularly surprising that the forward has not been risked too often in the senior team, save for the League Cup clash against Colchester.

Given the pressure that Mauricio Pochettino and his charges have been under, it would have been a baptism of fire for the youngster to feature in the Premier League, at least until things are more settled.

Nonetheless, Parrott making the cut for the Eire senior team is testament to his talent and some Spurs fans have been praising the player on social media:

“Troy Parrott is in the squad for the first time and he will feature against New Zealand next Thursday,” McCarthy is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying. “All he has to do is look at how well Aaron Connolly did last time in Georgia and Switzerland to see the opportunity that is there for him now.”

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