Opinion: Why Troy Parrott is the answer and a loan move would be a mistake

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Dom Le Roy

Spurs are going through a poor run of results at the moment, but even more worrying are the poor performances coming with them.

It is hard to pick players that are consistently playing well, except for Lo Celso. With a big game against City this weekend, it might be time for Spurs to change their attacking line-up.

Spurs need a striker and, although Mourinho doesn’t want to put pressure on Parrott, he is the only striker at the club. Lucas and Son are not the answer. They are pacey wingers and having them up top has not been beneficial at all. In fact, it has simply taken good players and wasted them out of position.

Mourinho seems to prefer the 4-2-3-1 formation. Therefore, the midfield two should be Lo Celso and Ndombele/Gedson. This is rather attacking, but needs must at the moment. Lo Celso should be the first name on the team sheet due to his performances.

The attacking three should be: Son, Alli, and Lamela. Despite Alli receiving a lot of negative comments online about performances, he is still a good player and had a big part in both goals against Norwich. He just needs to be consistently playing up in that number 10 role, not in midfield or on the wing.

Son has quality, but he is making poor decisions in key attacking areas. Hopefully his goal against Norwich will be the turning point. Lamela shows heart and desire and this will be paramount if Spurs are going to change their attitude.

Parrott has to start up front for me. He has to! He has shown quality while playing for the Under 23’s and a youthful attitude would be refreshing, rather than seeing some players just going through the motions.

As a youth player, Parrott would be given the full support of the fans and hopefully, this could be the start of his league career at Spurs.

This leaves Lucas to come off the bench and make an impact that way, when opposition players are tiring and he can exploit the gaps with his pace.

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  1. Lamela should start as the fronr man. Parrot can be “worked in” over time. He is likely to be less stressed & pressured coming on fresh in the last quarter game until he feels more comfortable. A loan move would carry a lot of pressure and might curb his development.


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