Dane Scarlett has admitted that being handed his senior debut for Tottenham on Thursday was a dream come true, particularly on the back of the injury he suffered last season.
With Tottenham 4-0 up against Ludogorets and having the game wrapped up, Jose Mourinho decided to hand Scarlett, as well as Harvey White and Alfie Whiteman, their competitive first-team debuts for the club.
Scarlett created history by becoming the youngest ever player to represent Tottenham at 16 years and 247 days, beating the previous record held by John Bostock (Optus Sport).
The striker has been in terrific form for the Under-18s this season, having notched up ten goals in eight appearances so far this campaign (transfermarkt.com).
While the youngster could not get on the scoresheet yesterday, it was certainly a day that he will never forget, especially on the back of suffering a season-ending knee injury just one year ago.
Here’s what Scarlett posted on social media after being handed his debut:
A year ago sustaining a season ending Knee injury. To making my @SpursOfficial debut, also becoming the youngest ever Spurs player is a dream come true for me and my family. Thanks to everyone that’s supported this far. It was a shame I had to make my debut without you Spurs fans pic.twitter.com/xquGq2ueAh
— Dane Scarlett (@DScarlett09) November 27, 2020
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